An uncontested divorce is often referred to as a "1A" divorce, which is in reference to the section of the Massachusetts divorce statute, chapter 208 section 1A. In order to have an uncontested divorce, there must be complete agreement between the parties regarding all issues and cooperation in completing all paperwork. An uncontested divorce agreement must be written and include all relevant issues for each case such as, child custody, child support, parenting schedule, college education cost allocation, division of assets, division of debt, alimony, health-related insurances, life and disability insurances and tax consequences. This uncontested divorce agreement must also include language to direct the court and parties it its future interpretation and enforcement.
In addition to the uncontested divorce agreement (aka "separation agreement"), there a other documents that must be included with the filing: a Joint Petition for Divorce (court form), affidavits of irretrievable breakdown for each party; financial statements completed by each party; parenting course completion, if minor children involved; court statistical form; certified copy of your marriage certificate.
Depending on the complexity of each case, Attorney Mavrides is often able to complete Uncontested Divorce paperwork for a single, flat fee.
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