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Disadvantages of An Uncontested Divorce

The disadvantages of the uncontested divorce are as follows:

  1. The terms may not be fair. You may give away too much. You spouse could be asking for too much in spousal or child support, which will diminish your chance of future recovery. The terms may be far worse than what a trial result would yield and the expense delta may be less than you think if you find a good, affordable attorney.

  2. You don’t have discovery. You may be missing critical information – such as evidence of an affair – evidence of hidden income or assets.

  3. Your spouse could move assets or alter conduct or spoil evidence during negotiation. A spouse can move assets until there is a filing. With a filing, a standing order goes into place that provides essentially a lock down on asset transfers. With a filing, you have discovery rights.

  4. Your spouse could be planning a move with the children. If you spouse is planning a move with the children, and is proposing to be the primary custodian, you must use care in agreeing to uncontested terms. If a divorce is filed, at a minimum, your spouse will not be able to leave the jurisdiction of the court with the children until the divorce is final.

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“Thanks so much Mr. Hippe for a great job. Mr. Hippe helped me with a problem with the mother of my child, who would not respect my visitation. He filed the contempt and took care of the situation before the judge in Douglas County, securing a clear order than she cannot interfere with my visitation ever again. Thanks again!” L.R. Atlanta, Georgia
“My experience with Russell Hippe has been wonderful. The first time I called him, I was in a panic not knowing what to do. He was able to see me the very next day. Two days later he filed my divorce. It has been a long road to freedom but he was available every step of the way and his conservative billing style was much appreciated. He is truly a trust worthy attorney. I will definitely recommend him to others seeking a divorce.” M.G. Atlanta, Georgia
“Mr. Russell Hippe is a fantastic lawyer. He took charge of my case involving my step children and helped my wife get custody at a contested hearing. Thanks to him my family is far better off. The children are much happier and are excelling. I can give him the highest, best recommendation as family and trial lawyer.” J.P. Atlanta, Georgia
“I can give Mr. Russell Hippe the highest recommendation. He took my divorce case, did not push me into filing, but once I decided to file, he did a great job. My wife hired a top, super expensive divorce firm, but Mr. Hippe was better, in my view. He handled discovery and depositions skillfully and managed to get the case settled on terms favorable to me. He was fair in his billing, and I know he saved me a lot of money.” S.A. Atlanta, Georgia
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