A divorce decree where neither party fights is called an uncontested divorce. It can save everyone a lot of heartache and help to simplify the court procedures but the couple must not have any outstanding financial disputes and both agree to the divorce. Read on to learn more.
So if there are no outstanding issues regarding child support, child custody, spousal support and property division – the process kicks off with one party filing for divorce. The paperwork for uncontested divorces is not complicated and includes the agreements made and a statement for the grounds of divorce. As long as it remains uncontested, or if the other party fails to show, the court can grant the uncontested divorce.
Obviously, a non contested divorce is cheaper than a contested divorce as there are lower legal costs and attorney fees and it also permits both parties to go forward with their lives. Couples with very little conflict clearly have a better chance of working out an uncontested divorce. Remember, information disclosed in a divorce process is made public and that includes personal information and financial records. Luckily, in an uncontested divorce, there is not so much need for information, protecting the privacy of both parties.
When a couple has a child or children as well as complex financial and real estate investments, there is far more likely to be disagreement and an uncontested divorce is less likely to be a satisfactory solution for the situation. When children are involved, there must be additional filings regarding child support and child custody, as well as the division of finances and property. An experienced attorney will be able to advise on the bets possible course of action that is also the most cost effective.
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