A divorce is a legal dissolution of marriage. An uncontested divorce is the most preferred option. The petitioner and the spouse agree not to contest the terms of the divorce. An uncontested divorce saves a lot of time and effort for both parties. A good divorce attorney can help in settling such divorce petitions quickly – without the hard feelings.
An Uncontested Divorce is Less expensive
Most negotiations in a divorce can become lengthy if there is any contest of the divorce terms. However, more often than not, the parties agree to negotiate and amicably settle for an uncontested divorce. This can considerably decrease the huge financial burden that comes with lengthy divorce proceedings in the court. The attorney can act as a mediator in case the two parties have communication issues.
Maintain Privacy and Confidentiality
In case of a contested divorce, both parties spend a lot of time in the court. All negotiations, agreements and disclosures are put on public record. In case of an uncontested divorce, almost all negotiations are conducted privately and confidentiality is maintained. This reduces any conflict or animosity due to external influence while the divorce is in process.
Avoid bitter end to the marriage
An uncontested divorce petition helps in ending the marriage amicably. Both parties respect each other’s dignity. Any animosity, fighting and arguing over minor issues is practically eliminated. In a way, the couple agrees to settle the divorce quickly and avoid bitter feelings towards each other, something unlikely in a contested divorce.
To learn more about an uncontested divorce, please go to our Uncontested Divorce page on our website.