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Why an uncontested divorce might be your best option

On Behalf of | May 16, 2024 | Divorce

When you think of divorce, you might think of highly contentious and drawn-out legal battles over assets and custody. After all, it is undoubtedly one of the most difficult experiences life has to offer. However, not every divorce has to be fraught with high stress levels, anxiety and emotional turmoil. 

Some couples opt for an uncontested divorce, where they both agree on the separation and all the major aspects of it, such as property division, child custody, child support and alimony. This type of divorce fosters a cooperative atmosphere despite the end of the marriage. Here are some other benefits of an uncontested divorce. 

Faster and more efficient

By agreeing on all the major divorce issues, you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse can avoid the lengthy process of court hearings. This enables you to finalize everything in a few months, compared to a contested divorce that can take a year or more. 

Less costly

There is no need for a lengthy trial in an uncontested divorce. This means you get to keep more money in your pocket instead of paying for countless hours in court. This can be highly beneficial if you want to preserve your financial stability for the next chapter of your life. 

More private

Court battles can air out your personal details in a public forum – an experience that can be quite uncomfortable. Opting for an uncontested divorce means your personal information stays where it belongs – between you, your spouse and your lawyers. This privacy can make the entire process feel more dignified and less intrusive. 

Divorce in itself is already a highly overwhelming and pivotal event in anyone’s life. Choosing a less adversarial path could spare you and your family from unnecessary stress during this challenging time.