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What are the pluses and minuses of uncontested divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2020 | Divorce |

There are more options than you may think when it comes to getting a divorce. Most people believe that divorce is inherently a messy process, from the child support to property division.

However, there are thousands of divorces across the United States each year that go comparatively smoothly. According to Findlaw, two of the biggest advantages to an uncontested divorce is the speed and cost, but some people have felt pushed into an uncontested divorce against their will.

What are the advantages to uncontested divorce?

Uncontested divorces tend to proceed much quicker than contested ones. This is because the definition of an uncontested divorce is that there is no argument involved. Many times in an uncontested divorce the parties have agreed on terms beforehand, often prior to getting in contact with lawyers. This considerably cuts down on the personnel involved with the process, saving money and strife.

Uncontested divorce is a great option for ex-couples who are looking to move on with their lives quickly and not spend a lot of time and treasure in the courtroom.

What are the disadvantages to uncontested divorce?

In order for an uncontested divorce to work well for everybody, everybody has to agree. In some situations, certain parties look back on their uncontested divorce with regret, because they were more focused on getting the divorce done quickly rather than getting their desires and needs met during the process. It is important to spend time thinking about how you want your divorce to look like and what the aftermath should be prior to deciding on a process.

However, with proper counseling and good legal advice, uncontested divorces can save stress and money.

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