Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

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An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouse can respectfully come to an agreement over the various terms of the divorce contract. In general, uncontested divorces are faster and simpler than contested divorces, because there is no need for lengthy legal proceedings and the associated higher costs.

That being said, an uncontested divorce is simpler than a contested divorce only if you complete the process correctly. If your divorce agreement fails to clearly detail all aspects of the divorce, you could leave your rights vulnerable, or find that your uncontested divorce is invalid in court. You deserve to have a skilled legal professional to help you avoid common pitfalls and quickly move forward.

Why Choose This Divorce Attorney?

Here are a few good reasons to choose our divorce lawyer:

  • Experienced, one-on-one legal support
  • Individualized & creative solutions
  • Free case review to go over your legal options

The Layfield Law Firm has helped many people throughout Louisiana in their divorce cases. Beau Layfield understands that many divorces are far from amicable and may require complex litigation to resolve. However, he also knows a great number of divorces are capable of being settled agreeably, leaving both spouses satisfied with their post-separation arrangement. His goal is to help you navigate your divorce proceedings for your best interest and maximize the likelihood of an uncontested separation.

The Uncontested Divorce Process in Baton Rouge

If you are represented by a proven lawyer in your uncontested divorce, this will simplify the process, making for an outcome that is surprisingly quick and easy. In a nutshell, an uncontested divorce will often go as follows:

  • At least one must spouse has to have resided in Louisiana for six months or more
  • Prepare and file your divorce agreement that clearly delineates the terms of alimony, custody, support, etc.
  • Attend the divorce court hearing where your divorce is swiftly approved and finalized

If you and your spouse are seeking a divorce, and have agreed upon the various issues related to your separation, contact a capable divorce attorney to help you expedite your petition approval.

Take the first step to finding trusted legal counsel today! The firm offers a free case evaluation to all prospective clients in the Baton Rouge area. Contact our family law firm today to request yours: (225) 283-1374.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Beau always responded quickly to my questions, sometimes patiently just listened while I vented."
    As a business owner trying to juggle responsibilities with my clients and in my business, it was important to find someone who understood the value of my time while helping me navigate me through a difficult divorce.
    - Former Client
    "I'm blessed to have had Mr. Beau Layfield representing me throughout my divorce process."
    I contacted him initially because The Layfield Law Firm website specifically listed "uncontested divorce" within the areas of practice.
    - Former Client
    "Beau listened to my concerns and helped me come up with a strategy that worked best for my situation."
    During this process, there were times when I became so frustrated that I wanted to give up. Beau always brought me back to reality and made suggestions to assist with my concerns.
    - Former Client
    "After meeting with three attorneys about my case I choose the Layfield Law Firm."
    Hopefully I won't need a lawyer in the future, but if I do, I am calling Mr Layfield.
    - Former Client
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Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 225-283-1374 today!

  • Should I take a settlement offer?

    It is never a good idea to settle an insurance claim before speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience with injury accident cases. Insurance companies have tactics they use to deny claims, redirect fault, and withhold available compensation. An insurance claim can be a complicated process and insurance adjusters can be intimidating to accident victims. An insurance company may assert that the injuries are not as serious as claimed, and attempt to settle quickly for a low amount.

  • How much money can I expect in a settlement?
    Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.

    Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.

  • Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
    • Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.

  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).