SIMPLE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
Divorce is stressful for everyone involved, but compared to divorces with protracted litigation, uncontested divorces are quick and relatively painless. There are several items to discuss with your spouse before filing for an uncontested divorce that will expedite the process.
It is important to have all marital assets and debts accounted for before preparing your uncontested divorce. It is much easier to draft an agreement when both parties have discussed who will get what. Be mindful if you want your divorce to remain uncontested, you may have to compromise. If you can't come to an agreement, it is best to quickly realize that your divorce is now contested.
Find a schedule that works for you both that benefits your children. Talk about your work schedules and your children's school and after-school schedules. Communicating about this now will save you future headache. As of August 2021, joint custody is preferred over other custody arrangements absent an agreement of the parties.
Consider Alimony and Child Support
You and your spouse may agree to alimony, either temporary or permanent, based on the need of one spouse and the other's ability to pay. As of July 1, 2020, child support is set pursuant to the Arkansas Family Support Chart and the Income Shares Model.
After you have discussed these topics, take a deep breath, then call me: