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Should you consider an uncontested divorce?

On Behalf of | Mar 4, 2023 | Divorce

Many divorcing couples are choosing the uncontested divorce option, as it’s less stressful. They don’t need to go through the entire divorce process and have a judge decide on matters. But should you consider it?

Below are three situations that make an uncontested divorce much more possible:

1. You agree on major things

If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse agree on major things, including spousal and child support, child custody and visitation and property division, among others, an uncontested divorce will work for you. 

However, if you can’t agree on one or more crucial matters, for instance, if you believe the other party is making unfair requests, an uncontested divorce may not give satisfactory results.

2. The marriage was not abusive

If your spouse is abusive, be it emotional or physical, they may try to pressure you into accepting decisions that are not in your favor. And in some instances, you may not be comfortable sitting down with them to discuss matters. If this is the case, it may help to go to court.

However, if this does not define your marriage and you are only divorcing for irreconcilable issues that didn’t involve abuse, an uncontested divorce will benefit you.

3. Your assets are easy to divide

If you can tell the assets acquired in your marriage by looking at a list, property division may be more manageable outside court – you can identify what actions need to be taken rather swiftly. However, divorces with high assets, including businesses, properties, digital assets, inheritance and so on, will benefit from a judge’s experience. 

High-asset divorce can be complicated, especially when you believe your spouse is hiding assets or providing incorrect values. Courts have tools that can help your team discover such moves. 

An uncontested divorce is affordable, faster and more manageable. If your case can be solved with this option, you should get professional help to protect your interests.