Can't I avoid a Court appearance? My divorce is uncontested!

If you and your spouse agree to the division of assets and debts in your uncontested divorce then you may be able to avoid a court appearance. In Arizona you can avoid a court appearance if both parties agree to signing a Consent Decree of Dissolution. An uncontested divorce can generally be completed in approximately 61 days or more. Another option to avoiding a court appearance in your uncontested divorce is to have AZ Statewide Paralegal prepare a Motion for Judgment by Default without a Hearing. If you are filing an uncontested divorce without children and there is no request for spousal maintenance and service of process was not by publication then it may be possible to avoid a court appearance. However, anything can happen. A judge can always order a hearing if the judge deems a hearing is necessary.

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