An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties have agreed upon all issues including the child
related issues of custody, parenting time, child support, tax exemption allocation, medical insurance
and uninsured medical expenses for the children, and property division issues of real estate, retirement
accounts, bank accounts, vehicles, stocks, investments, and all debts, mortgages, student loans, etc.
The fee for an uncontested divorce is $500.00 plus the filing fee ($156.00 in Monroe County). There may
be an additional fee ($50.00 per person) for attendance at the COPE seminar if there are children of the
When I am hired for an uncontested divorce I represent only one of the parties. I draft all the necessary
documents including the petition for dissolution of marriage, summons, appearance, family law
information form and the settlement agreement. The settlement agreement is generally drafted after
the petition for dissolution of marriage has been filed. In Indiana, parties cannot be divorced until 60
days after the petition for dissolution is filed. The signed settlement agreement is generally filed with
the court before the expiration of the 60 day time period so that the court can then issue the
Decree of Marriage Dissolution on the 60th day.
No court hearings are necessary if the parties sign a settlement agreement that resolves all issues of