Waiver/Uncontested Divorce Services
A dissolution of marriage can be agreed to with a waiver of summons. If two parties decide it is in their best interest to agreed to property division, visitation and custody, etc., they can resolve their case quickly and minimize the financial burden of attorney fees.  Without children a divorce can take as little as 10 days.  With children a divorce can happen in 90 days contingent upon the completion of a mandatory parenting course.

Contested Divorce

If the parties cannot come to an agreement, the divorce is considered a “contested” divorce, and the parties will have to commence filing a Petition of Dissolution of marriage.  Below is a breakdown of the divorce process:
Petition - Each divorce begins with the filing of a petition.
Answer – The other party will file an answer.
Temporary Order Hearing - Depending on the type of divorce you have, we will also ask for a Temporary Order hearing. The “TO hearing” will determine how your real and personal property will be split, custody, child support, and what a visitation schedule will look like during the pendency of the divorce.
Discovery -  The process of discovering evidence to prove your case. We may send out questions to the opposing party, ask or subpoena documents, conduct depositions, and secure expert testimony during this time to prepare for trial.
Mediation - Many times clients are open to voluntarily submitting to mediation to try to resolve their claims instead of taking the risk to see what a judge will do at trial. We encourage mediation in family law cases as these cases can be taxing, stressful, and subject to a broad range of judicial discretion.
Trial - If settlement efforts are not successful, we will prepare witnesses and evidence and proceed to trial.

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce - contested and uncontested/waiver
  • Paternity
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Name Change
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Post Divorce Modifications

Family Law


Manning Law Firm

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