The Perks of an Uncontested Divorce

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The Perks of an Uncontested Divorce

What are the Perks of an Uncontested Divorce?
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The perks of an uncontested divorce are exponential. If you and your spouse are looking for a way to simplify the divorce process, an uncontested divorce may be the best option. An uncontested divorce is when the husband and wife are in agreeance with all the terms of the divorce before the case is filed. Today, an overwhelming majority of divorces are filed this way. In this situation, there is no need to overpay for litigation or court costs because the case never goes to trial. This process also prevents the emotional distress of experiencing a long and drawn-out court battle. In most cases, only one attorney will be involved. It is important to note that this attorney can only represent one party, while the other party will appear “pro se”, or unrepresented.

For a divorce to be considered uncontested, the parties must agree on the following:

– The division of their marital property, including real estate, vehicles, retirement plans and pensions, household items, etc.
– Parenting: The parents must come to an agreement on a specific parenting plan, including custody, financials, and other parental responsibilities.
– Maintenance (alimony or spousal support).
– Attorney’s fees and other legal costs that may arise.

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Overall, this process can save you time, money, and dignity. You and your spouse can part ways peacefully, without dragging each other and your children through a long and emotionally burdensome process. If you have any questions on the benefits of this process or divorce in general, contact your local attorney.

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