I am contacted often and asked how to file for an Uncontested Divorce in DC. It is important to first decide whether your divorce is truly uncontested.
Even though you and your spouse may be friendly and everything is amicable, if you have any assets that accumulated during your marriage, even if you have kept most or all of your finances separately titled, you may still need to have a Separation and Property Settlement Agreement (Marital Settlement Agreement) to be sure you are protected in the future.
You may have retirement accounts or benefits, bank accounts, stock accounts, real estate such as a condo or home or other property. Even if nothing you have is jointly titled, there can still be issues that arise in the future. This is because everything that accumulates during your marriage is considered marital property no matter how it is titled. There are some exclusions as to what is considered marital property, such as inherited assets and gifts, etc.
Since it may be in your interest to protect your assets in the future, it is important to speak with a DC divorce attorney to be sure whether an Agreement is best in your situation before you file for an Uncontested Divorce. It is best to be sure so no issues arise in the future.
Filing for an Uncontested Divorce in DC is a simple process. Making sure your assets are protected is important before you file.