If both you and your spouse agree on all the issues of a divorce, you are able to sight and notarize a Joint Petition form. This saves one of you from having to create a Summons and Petition and the other from drafting an Answer to the S&P. By settling a divorce this way, both sides can work out the details together, rather than relying on communication through lawyers to solve problems that arise. However, it is still beneficial for both sides to consult an attorney to make sure that the Joint Petition that is being settled upon is agreeable to you. In the end, it is likely that fewer court appearances will be required and less attorney costs will be incurred.


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