Uncontested Divorce

Mansfield Uncontested Divorce Lawyers

Get a Quick & Easy Divorce in Massachusetts

If you and your spouse agree on issues like property division, child custody, and alimony, you may be able to file for an uncontested divorce. In fact, this may be the easiest and most affordable way to dissolve your marriage.

At Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we offer low-cost and hassle-free uncontested divorce services to clients throughout Massachusetts. Our Mansfield uncontested divorce attorneys are here to help you navigate the entire process, from start to finish. We can even help you avoid common mistakes and ensure that your paperwork is properly filed with the court.


Call (508) 593-1408 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Mansfield uncontested divorce lawyers today.


What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

In Massachusetts, an uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree on all the terms of the divorce, including property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. This means that you and your spouse have worked out all the details and are on the same page.

Because an uncontested divorce is quicker and simpler than a contested divorce, it is also generally more affordable. At Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we offer low-cost, flat-rate uncontested divorce services to help you save even more.

How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in Massachusetts

While you are not required to have legal representation when filing for an uncontested divorce in Massachusetts, it is highly recommended. A simple mistake or oversight can lead to significant delays and complications, which is why it is best to have an experienced attorney by your side.

Here is a step-by-step overview of the uncontested divorce process in Massachusetts:

Step 1: File a Joint Petition

The first step in the uncontested divorce process is to file a Joint Petition for Divorce with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. This document outlines the terms of your divorce, including how you and your spouse have agreed to divide your assets, handle your debts, and share custody of your children.

Once you have completed your Joint Petition, you will need to:

  • Sign the petition in front of a notary public
  • File the petition with the court in the county where you live
  • Pay the filing fee (or request a fee waiver)

Step 2: Attend a Hearing

After you have filed your Joint Petition, you will need to attend a hearing. This is a relatively quick and straightforward process, provided that you and your spouse have agreed on all the terms of your divorce.

At your hearing, you will need to:

  • Answer questions about your marriage and the terms of your divorce
  • Provide the court with any necessary paperwork
  • Review and sign a Divorce Agreement (which outlines the terms of your divorce)

After your hearing, the judge will review your paperwork and, if everything is in order, will sign your Divorce Agreement. You will then receive a Divorce Decree in the mail, which is the legal document that officially ends your marriage.

Step 3: Comply with the Terms of Your Divorce

Once your divorce is finalized, you and your spouse will need to comply with the terms of your Divorce Agreement. This means that you will need to divide your assets, handle your debts, and share custody of your children as outlined in your agreement.

If either party fails to comply with the terms of the Divorce Agreement, it may be necessary to go back to court to resolve the issue.

Step 4: Update Your Estate Plan

After your divorce is finalized, it is important to update your estate plan. You may need to update your will, beneficiary designations, and power of attorney, among other important documents.

Step 5: Seek Legal Counsel

While you are not required to have an attorney when filing for an uncontested divorce in Massachusetts, it is always a good idea to at least consult with a lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.

If you need help with the uncontested divorce process, our attorneys are here to assist you. Our experienced Mansfield uncontested divorce lawyer can help you complete all the necessary paperwork, ensure that everything is in order, and even represent you at your hearing.


Call (508) 593-1408 to learn more about our uncontested divorce services in Massachusetts. We offer initial consultations.

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Massachusetts?

One of the main benefits of filing for an uncontested divorce is that it is generally much quicker than a contested divorce. In fact, most uncontested divorces can be finalized in as little as 1-2 months.

That said, the exact timeline will depend on a variety of factors, including the court’s schedule and the complexity of your case. If you and your spouse have children, for example, it may take longer to finalize your divorce.

During your initial consultation, we can provide you with a better idea of how long your uncontested divorce will take.

Why Choose Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC?

At Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we understand that the divorce process can be overwhelming. That is why we are here to help. Our uncontested divorce attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of cases, and we can guide you through the process from start to finish.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Personalized legal services: We will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and develop a strategy that is tailored to you.
  • Responsive communication: We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process. We will keep you informed every step of the way.
  • Cost-effective solutions: We offer low-cost, flat-rate uncontested divorce services to help you save even more. We can even help you explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to help you avoid the costs of litigation.
  • Compassionate guidance: We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our attorneys will treat you with the care and compassion that you deserve.

Whether you need help filing for an uncontested divorce or you have a contested divorce, you can rely on our firm for exceptional legal services. We are here to help you navigate the process and protect your best interests.


Call (508) 593-1408 or contact us online to get started with an initial consultation. 


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