We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an uncontested divorce in the State of Georgia. We thought it might be helpful to recap about some of the important points.
First, it is important to understand, if you want an uncontested divorce, that you and your spouse must have agreed on all the essential points, such as child custody and property division. Also, it is essential that your spouse must fully cooperate and sign all the divorce documents, if it is going to truly be an uncontested divorce.
In short, for an uncontested divorce to be truly uncontested, it is necessary that you and your spouse have already worked out all the terms, (and in a format which the court will approve), and that your spouse will cooperate and sign all the documents.
Otherwise, you can still get a divorce, but it will likely be a contested divorce, and it may be necessary to get your spouse served with divorce papers and take him to court.
I hope this brief summary helps explain some of the differences between uncontested and contested divorces. Of course, it is important for you to discuss these matters and all your questions about divorce with your own divorce lawyer!