Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Making decisions regarding uncontested divorce

Most couples who seek an end to their marriages want to do so as swiftly and cost effectively as possible. When divorcing, spouses typically face a great number of decisions regarding their future lifestyles and the care and upbringing of children, if they have any. There are various types of divorce; choosing which one best suits a particular situation may best be determined through experienced legal guidance.

If the relationship between spouses is somewhat innocuous and neither is fighting to keep the marriage intact, then an uncontested divorce may be an option. When circumstances are complicated and opinions as to whether divorce is necessary vary, then an uncontested divorce may not be viable. Court proceedings for an uncontested divorce may not take as long, and some say it is the best way to save time and money. An experienced attorney would be able to clarify details regarding this or any type of divorce and help determine which option most aligns with a particular situation.

A key factor in an uncontested divorce is that both spouses agree. When this type of divorce is decreed, there is typically less personal information aired in public, since proceedings are streamlined and neither spouse is making accusations about the other. Those who wish to avoid conflict and quickly move on with their lives often choose this form of divorce.

Spouses who disagree on issues concerning children or matters pertaining to alimony or property and asset distribution may prove unlikely as candidates for uncontested divorce. Often, such disagreements require extended negotiations and mediation to obtain agreeable solutions. If one spouse is uncooperative, the court may be called upon to intervene. Regardless of which divorce option a couple chooses, a family law attorney can provide information and guidance throughout the entire process to help alleviate stress and expedite the proceedings.

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