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Pros and Cons of Going Through a True Default Divorce

What happens if the petitioner in a divorce serves the petition and summons, but the respondent does not file a response? To complicate matters more, what if there is no written agreement in the divorce? In these cases, after 30 days passes, you end up with what is known as a “true default” case. To move forward, you must turn in forms with the help of your attorney asking the judge to make decisions on important matters such as property and debt, spousal support, and even custody.

Is Default Divorce Easy and Recommended?

To some, default divorce sounds like a good idea because it is a way for two spouses to get out of paying as much to go through divorce and to skip out on the harboring trials. One of the best pros to a default divorce is not having to produce financial information like income, tax returns, and other account statements. In a regular divorce, it is a requirement to disclose these assets. In some cases, a spouse doesn’t choose to go through with a default divorce but it happens because they didn’t respond. In other cases, the spouses agree beforehand that this is how they want their matters settled. This is a way for many couples to resolve disputes outside the courtroom in the most confidential way.

However, not everything is as easy as it seems. A divorce attorney can end up behind it all and pull a fast one on an unknowing spouse. There are risks because you or your partner may not understand everything the other party is asking for and, without an attorney there to explain it to you, you could miss out on certain opportunities or lose out in the end. This is why it is a good idea to have an experienced family law attorney on your side through your divorce, because you do not want to miss out and give up rights. You want to be sure of what you are asking for or giving up, so call us for more information on how we can help.

Customer Reviews

The Law Office Of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.