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Calling it quits on your marriage? Consider an uncontested divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2021 | Family Law

Make no mistake, divorce is a big deal. However, you can ease the process by taking the uncontested route. An uncontested divorce is where both parties identify and agree on crucial elements such as child custody, property division, child and spousal support and any other issue before formally filing for divorce. 

While it may be difficult to realize, an uncontested divorce comes with several benefits. Here are some of them:

It’s quicker

Nothing can be draining like a divorce that lasts forever. Since the divorcing parties agree on most issues, an uncontested divorce usually takes far less time to conclude than a contested one. 

It saves money

With nothing to fight for, the cost of settling an uncontested divorce tends to be lower than that of a contested one. This makes an uncontested divorce an attractive option since divorce inevitably impacts the finances of both parties. 

It gives you more privacy

Since the divorce is uncontested, it means that less information is filed with the court  — and less ends up in the public record. While these statements will be accessible to the public, personal negotiations and the details of the divorce agreement usually remain confidential.

It can give you more peace of mind

An uncontested divorce is bound to be less hostile than one that goes to litigation. That increased amiability can help you and your children adjust better to the new situation.

There is no such thing as an easy divorce. However, for couples who agree on most essential issues, the road is usually paved with fewer challenges. This probably explains why uncontested divorce is gaining popularity.