What is a “kitchen table divorce”?

A “kitchen table divorce,” is when you and your spouse negotiate the details of your separation including how you are going to allocate your assets, liabilities, cash flow, parenting decisions (custody), and parenting time (visitation), on your own without substantial help from professionals, such as attorneys or mediators.

Spouses that are successful doing their own divorce are almost always in agreement, thus they are doing an “uncontested divorce”. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on everything and do not need the court to divide assets or make determinations about spousal or child support or custody. In general, an uncontested divorce will proceed through the system more quickly, be much less complicated, and less of a financial burden.

After coming to an agreement and you will need to finalize your divorce. You or your spouse may choose the DIY approach, which involves preparing and filing the required Court documents yourselves, or you may choose to seek professional assistance in drafting the forms, which is why we offer the “Kitchen Table” Divorce Package.

The “Kitchen Table” Divorce Package

We offer this service to separating couples who are able to develop a divorce agreement on their own, but who still want to make sure that everything is handled properly and that they have appropriate legal advice before finalizing a divorce. This is not mediation, since the couple will not be meeting with a neutral mediator to assist them in their agreement.  (If you require assistance in reaching an agreement though mediation, we do offer Flat Fee Mediation Packages.)

This option is for people who already agree on all of the terms of their divorce and are looking for a professional to draft all of the required Court documents through final judgment. The couple will receive a worksheet which they complete around “the kitchen table” in the comfort of their own home. The attorney will then use this information to draft their paperwork.

This approach is appropriate when there is little or no conflict, few assets or debts, no complex issues, and both parties are comfortable negotiating for themselves.

 

The “Kitchen Table” Divorce Package (Uncontested Divorce) $1,620

This service is for those who have reached a basic divorce agreement with their spouse. Includes drafting of all court documents through final judgment.

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Drafting of all court required documents through final judgment
  • Guidance regarding financial disclosures
  • All communications with Attorney and staff
  • 1 revision of the settlement agreement