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A Divorce Attorney That Can Anticipate All of the Pitfalls, Stress, and Cost of a Contested Divorce

Every divorce is entrenched in disappointment and the loss of dreams and expectations. These overwhelming feelings of loss can drive people to do things and act in ways they otherwise wouldn’t. Someone you thought loved you could now be withholding your children from you, lying about you, running up credit card debt, or refusing to give back family heirlooms. The kind of emotional unrest and anger that these actions cause is not where anyone needs to have their head when making life altering decisions. If both parties can put these harsh feelings temporarily aside and agree, let Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. quickly and affordably draft your divorce paperwork to reduce your stress during this difficult process.

Uncontested Divorce and Contested Divorce

There are a few different kinds of divorce proceedings in the state of Nevada. Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. focuses on uncontested divorces and divorce modifications. The uncontested divorce is the simplest and quickest way to obtain your divorce. You can have your divorce finalized in a few weeks with little cost. A contested divorce takes much longer and can be very expensive. In a contested divorce proceeding, each party retains their own divorce lawyer and pays their own divorce attorney tens of thousands of dollars to argue over property and custody when the law is fairly settled on these issues.

Definition of an Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is when you and your spouse agree on every aspect of the divorce. You must agree on property distribution, financial resolutions, and child custody if there are any children. If you disagree with your spouse over anything you can’t settle between yourselves then you will end up in a contested divorce.
The uncontested divorce is the fastest and cheapest divorce process in the state of Nevada. Even though you can file the paperwork yourself, also called a joint petition, it is wise to consult with an experienced divorce attorney. Any overlooked items, or incorrect documentation, could lead to indefinite delays and/or unnecessary court hearings.

Let’s say while you were married that you owned a Harley Davidson and you walked away with it after the divorce, but you didn’t make ownership clear in the divorce papers. Then a year later your ex-spouse sees you driving it with your new significant other. Suddenly, you find yourself back in court, looking at the last person you wanted to see, and arguing about whether you should get to keep the motorcycle. Hiring a knowledgeable divorce attorney, even for an uncontested divorce, will make sure this doesn’t happen.

Process for an Uncontested Divorce in Nevada

Filing a joint petition for divorce is the fastest method to receive a legal divorce. If there is no legal analysis or special terms required and you and your spouse agree to the terms of the divorce, then filing a joint petition is ideal. Both parties need to review and sign the agreed upon joint petition. At the very least, you will want to consult a divorce lawyer for this part. Once the terms of the divorce have been properly drawn up and signed, the joint petition is filed with the county clerk for a small filing fee. A judge will then approve the petition, if it’s been done correctly, and the divorce will be granted.

Divorce Modifications

Your needs change over time. A divorce decree can be modified to accommodate someone as they or their children age. A divorce modification changes rights and obligations regarding child custody and visitation, spousal support, or other matters. In order to modify, you must show a material change in circumstances. An example would be if someone has had a life-altering accident and the divorce decree needs to be modified to accommodate this new situation. Hiring an experienced modification divorce lawyer to aid with your divorce or child custody modification can ensure the best possible outcome. Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. handles uncontested divorce modifications to make sure the desired outcome of the parties happens quickly and affordably.

Jesse Kalter Law, P.C.’s LeAnn Schumann is an Experienced Divorce Attorney Ready to Meet Your Needs

Don’t let the court system make your divorce any more difficult than it already is. Divorce is a complicated process that requires expert legal attention. At Jesse Kalter Law, P.C., LeAnn Schumann will sit down with you face to face to learn what the parties want. You work directly with LeAnn during every step of your uncontested divorce or divorce modification. Her tenacious pursuit of justice has earned her countless court rulings in her client’s favor and she has successfully helped countless people obtain their divorce decree agreements quickly and affordably.

A Family Law Attorney Who is Prepared for Every Step of a Child Custody Case

Determining the custody of a child is a very emotionally charged process. Having an experienced family law attorney on your side can help you keep a level head and make decisions that are right for your children. This is a very difficult, but important step in a divorce or separation. A verbal agreement is not enforceable. If something does happen and the police do come to your door, they won’t know how to legally respond. A child custody order is a document they can uphold and gives them instructions on how to proceed in any given circumstance.

When determining child custody, the Court must determine the “legal” custody and the “physical” custody of the child. In the state of Nevada, legal custody is usually granted to both parents, even if they are not married. Physical custody determines where the child will reside and who has to pay child support, as well as how much and who can claim the Federal Tax Credit.

A Family Law Attorney that Specializes in Uncontested Child Custody

Uncontested child custody is a case where both parties agree on the terms and conditions of both the legal and physical custody of the children. These cases are favorable to the parents and the children. If the parties agree, the necessary documents can be drawn up quickly and an order can be decreed in a matter or weeks. If the conditions of the child custody arrangement are in the best interest of the child, the judge will most likely sign it. There are nominal fees and, once the decree has been issued by the judge, you are done with this part of your divorce or separation. You and your children can begin living your lives again, without the stress of uncertainty.

The last thing you want is to have to revisit the legal or physical custody arrangement of the plan. Attorney LeAnn Schumann at Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. has a track record that will ensure this doesn’t happen. LeAnn keeps the interests of her clients at the forefront of her daily pursuits. She does everything to efficiently and effectively get you through this stage of your divorce or separation. She accurately drafts the most thorough documentation, and gets the Court to approve your agreement, all at an affordable price.

If you attempt to do the paperwork yourself, and it’s not done correctly, you may have to start all over again, or the Court could set a hearing. Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. will make this process go smoothly and efficiently. Best of all, you’ll save your money for your children instead of each party obtaining separate attorney debt.

Child Custody Modification

Modifying a child custody arrangement can be a complex process to undertake. Hiring an experienced family law attorney will make sure you successfully navigate any pitfalls and obstacles. A parent or former parent usually files a child custody modification as a result of a material change in circumstances.

If your existing child custody order is out of date or the circumstances have changed and both parties agree to the modification, Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. can help you update your custody order quickly and at an affordable rate.

Jesse Katler Law P.C.’s LeAnn Schumann is an Experienced Family Law Attorney

LeAnn Schumann is an experienced family law attorney that ensures accurate and knowledgeable representation for uncontested child custody and child custody modification cases to make sure you receive the best possible outcome and save money.

She is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern Nevada rural counties.

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