Uncontested Divorces

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorces are the most common way that people divorce as it is not only the simplest and least expensive way, but it offers the spouses a chance to end the marriage with dignity and fast so that both parties can move on. Uncontested divorces can be filed when both spouses are able to agree on the major issues that arise during the divorce procedure, such as:

  • Parental responsibility and timesharing
  • Amount of child support and duration, if any
  • Amount of alimony to be paid to spouse and duration, if any
  • Division of property
  • Division of debt

Uncontested divorces can still be filed if a couple has minor children together once the above issues can be agreed on. If there are minor disagreements of a division the couple can try and resolve it together or seek the help of a mediator that can offer assistance. Your attorney can represent you and assist you in the mediation process.

Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

One of the biggest advantages of filing an uncontested divorce is the cost, as this is kept low due to the spouses being able to agree on all aspects of the divorce and not having to resort to court proceedings. The divorce can be completed by submitting the necessary document and paying only the court filing fees, an attorney may be hired for a low cost to assist with completing documents.

An often overlooked advantage of uncontested divorce is the ability to stay out of court as this can become a tedious, drawn out process that can often create additional tension between spouses as well as being financially draining. The time in which it takes for a divorce to be finalized is also drastically reduced as the court will schedule a hearing 20 days after the papers are filed. Providing that all information was properly submitted the marriage will officially be dissolved at the hearing.

When Uncontested Divorce Isn’t the Option

There are instances where an uncontested divorce may not be the ideal option for a couple. If there is a major power difference, whether it is emotional or financial, it can affect the process as one spouse may have significantly larger earning power. This does not have to lead to a contested divorce as a couple can submit any issues that are being disputed to mediation, which still saves time and money as litigation is avoided.

Call us today at (321) 259-3100 to find out how we can help you modify your child support payments, parenting plan, alimony, or other aspects related to your divorce settlement or judgment. Our experienced and caring attorneys are here to make the process clear and straightforward, so that you can continue building your new life beyond divorce.