Uncontested Divorce: What You Need To Know
You may have come across the term ‘uncontested divorce,’ but, what does it mean?
Well, when it comes divorce, there are generally two options. If you and your spouse cannot get along, agree to any marital matters that need to be resolved, or simply cannot communicate, then speaking with a qualified attorney may be your only solution. This is what is referred to as a contested divorce. It is ‘contested’ if a spouse is challenging and opposing the terms.
Often, in a contested divorce, time may drag on as the parties attempt to communicate and resolve issues. If there are lawyers involved, they will try to work out the issues, but the process doesn’t always go smoothly and can often be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive.
Fortunately, there is another option. If both you and your spouse can get together and settle any marital matters between the two of you – you’ll be able to prevent what could otherwise potentially be a drawn-out, hellish ordeal. An uncontested divorce is a divorce where both parties agree to the divorce and any matters that need to be resolved. Believe it or not, thousands of people get divorced every year by means of an uncontested divorce.
Common marital matters that may need to be discussed and worked-out between the two of you may include the division of marital property, assets, and debt, and custody, visitation, and child support of any minor children of the marriage.
If an uncontested divorce sounds like it can work for you, you still have the option of retaining a lawyer and bringing everyone to the table, although the process can still become quite costly. Legally, a lawyer only represents one party and your spouse may also wish to hire an attorney of their own. Reputable lawyers come at a high price and costs can rise quickly.
You also have the option of a "do it yourself,” divorce, without any lawyers. However, this process can often be confusing, as there are loads of paperwork to be filled out correctly and properly filed.
If you plan on using an attorney or paralegal service to have your uncontested divorce documents drafted, make sure to inquire as to the rates upfront, and ask if your documents can be prepared at a flat-rate.
In conclusion, if you and your spouse can work out the outstanding issues of the marriage between the both of you, you can proceed with an amicable uncontested divorce.
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*The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only, and the content is not legal advice.