Getting a divorce involves determining child support and alimony, custody agreements, and asset division. There are several ways of resolving divorce, from litigation to mediation. Hundreds of thousands of people have to make the decision of how they will divorce every year, but few understand the benefits of an uncontested divorce.
How avoiding contestation can benefit everyone
An uncontested divorce involves both spouses agreeing on every term of a divorce and completing the necessary paperwork to finalize the process. Instead of the other common options of divorce resolution, like litigation, negotiation, and mediation, resolving divorce without contestation offers many unique benefits, including:
- Saving time – other divorces can take weeks or months to finally resolve, but an uncontested divorce can finalize in a matter of a few days.
- Flexibility – because both spouses are working together to resolve their divorce, they can set their own timeline to finish things. Instead of taking off work to go to court dates, the spouses can work together to settle things on their own terms.
- Saving money – the more time you put into resolving your divorce, the more it can cost you. By ending things quickly with an uncontested divorce, both sides can avoid a costly divorce.
- Peace of mind – when there is a lot of contention in a divorce, there is also a lot of uncertainty about how it will resolve. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse can control exactly how your divorce resolves so that you know exactly what to expect from the situation.
These are only a few of the benefits that an uncontested divorce offers. It may not always seem possible to achieve this kind of divorce, but if your spouse also wants to end things amicably, you may be surprised at what is possible.
Make your divorce easy on yourself
Even if you and your spouse are on tense terms right now, you may have the same goals in your divorce. Reaching out to pursue an uncontested divorce can help everyone move forward into the next chapter of their lives with as few complications or costs as possible.