Andrea Catsimatidis recently filed for divorce from Christopher Nixon Cox, a grandson of Richard Nixon. The two married three years ago and are childless. The two first met at a mock presidential debate in the high school where Andrea was studying and Cox was campaigning for former presidential candidate John McCain. She was 20 and he was 31 at the time they tied the knot.

Andrea is the daughter of John Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of the Gristedes grocery chain and former New York City Republican mayoral candidate. John Catsimatidis reportedly ranked 616th in Forbes World’s Richest People List.

Chris Cox is a lawyer and the only son of Tricia Nixon and Ed Cox. The couple’s uncontested divorce is expected to be resolved quickly. Their divorce proceeding is reportedly sealed and both parties have refrained from issuing public statements on their divorce.

Uncontested Divorce in California

In the state of California, a divorce is considered uncontested when:

  • The other spouse (known as the respondent) files a response to the summons and petition for divorce
  • When both spouses have a written agreement on the property distribution, debt, custody, visitation and support matters

A divorce may still be uncontested if the other spouse has responded but both don’t have and are willing to enter into an agreement about property, custody and related matters.

Lawyer’s Assistance in Uncontested Divorce

Each party to a divorce is required to submit certain documents or fill out specific forms for a divorce to proceed. A family lawyer can provide advice or guide you in filling out the forms required for your situation. An attorney is also important in creating agreements for uncontested divorce. The agreement will ordinarily cover terms that define:

  • How you and your spouse will divide properties and debt
  • Whether one of you will pay the other spousal support
  • Any amount of child support or visitation orders needed if you have children together

Your family law attorney can ensure that the terms of the agreement promotes your best interest.

If you are contemplating divorce, the Carlsbad divorce lawyers at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP can provide you with possible legal options appropriate to your situation. Depending on your circumstances, we may advise whether your interests are best protected in an uncontested divorce and other related issues.

We welcome your call today at (760) 722-7669 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.