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Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

When a couple is able to mutually agree upon the various terms of their divorce (i.e.- child custody, spousal support, property division, child support, etc.), it is referred to as an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce also refers to divorce cases in which the parties already have an agreement in place as to how they wish for the various marital issues to be resolved.

The opposite of an uncontested divorce is a contested divorce.  When the parties cannot agree upon how to resolve the various aspects of their divorce, it is referred to as a contested divorce.  Uncontested divorces are by far the more preferable type of divorce, as there are many benefits to this type of divorce proceeding.  Some of the main benefits of an uncontested divorce include:

  • Uncontested divorces save time.  In many uncontested divorce cases, the parties already have an agreement in place that outlines how they wish for their marital issues to be resolved.  This saves time in mediation, arbitration, or court, which can take months or even a year or longer to resolve.
  • Uncontested divorces save money. The more quickly the parties are able to resolve and settle their divorce case, the less expensive it will be.  When a divorce has to be tried in court, it can take months or even a year or more to resolve, consequently costing both parties a great deal of money.
  • Uncontested divorces are emotionally easier.  When a divorce battle is drawn out, not only does it take a financial toll on the parties, but it can also take an emotional toll as well.  Months of arguing, fighting, and degrading each other is not easy on either party.  By settling a divorce amicably or through a pre-existing agreement, the parties can avoid the headache associated with many contested divorce cases.

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