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What is uncontested divorce?

Divorce is often a very intense and emotional experience. However, depending on the disposition, goals, and approach taken by the parties, it does not always have to be this way.

Indeed, many couples find that is in their best interests to have an uncontested divorce, i.e.: where both parties agree to the divorce.

Are you eligible for uncontested divorce?

The definition of an uncontested divorce is one where neither party lodges any kind of disagreement to the divorce arrangements. This means that both parties agree on issues such as spousal support, child custody, property division, etc.

What are the benefits?

Unsurprisingly, uncontested divorces are a lot less expensive than contested ones.

This is due to multiple factors, the biggest being minimizing the involvement of legal professionals. If your divorce essentially writes itself, then this minimizes the role of lawyers and judges.

Uncontested divorce can also have emotional benefits. Typically, uncontested divorces are a lot less acrimonious as compared to ones where the parties do not agree. Plus, the quicker the divorce proceedings, the easier the process typically is for everybody.

There are some privacy benefits to uncontested divorce as well. During the divorce process, lots of personal information becomes available to the public. But if the divorce is not contested, then there is simply less information on the public record.

If you are considering an uncontested divorce, and you have questions, contact Bashian P.C.

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