Drafting the Paperwork for and Uncontested Divorce
After the initial meeting where I am hired for your uncontested divorce, my job is to draft the paperwork. I can usually have the paperwork drafted within 1-2 days for the parties to review. After the parties review the paperwork, there usually are a few tweaks we have to make to ensure everyone is satisfied with what the documents say. This doesn’t take much time at all on the divorce attorney‘s end, but sometimes parties spend a few weeks discussing the changes they want made before they are ready to sign.
If everything goes well, and no such discussions are needed, then the paperwork can be signed immediately. So at this point, from when I was first called until when you have signed the paperwork, it can take as little as 3 or 4 days, but that time depends on how quickly the parties themselves can turn around the paperwork I send. I’ve had cases where the parties spend three or four months talking about changes to the paperwork, but that is rare in an uncontested case, as typically the parties have a good idea of what they want done before they ever hire me.