What does uncontested divorce mean?

The end of a marriage is complex and emotionally charged, even for two people committed to working through issues amicably. However, there are times when a couple has no issues left to resolve, and both parties are ready to move through the divorce process as quickly as possible. In this situation, an uncontested divorce is appropriate.

Florida couples know that not every divorce has to be complicated and contentious. In fact, it is possible to agree on most or all issues before even filing the paperwork. If this is possible for you, you could file for an uncontested divorce. While this is not an option in many cases, there are certain advantages to this particular option.

Why should I consider uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a valid method for couples who are in agreement on all major divorce-related issues, including property division, child custody, visitation and other factors. This eliminates the need for litigation, discussion, mediation and negotiations. If you choose this, you may benefit from the following:

  • In most cases, an uncontested divorce takes less time to complete. It can allow you to move on to your post-divorce future faster and more peacefully.
  • Without the need for litigation, an uncontested divorce costs less than a traditional divorce.
  • There is no conflict over major issues, which can mean that your divorce will be less stressful and less complicated.
  • When a couple is in agreement on most major divorce issues, it can lead to custody and visitation agreements that are more workable and better for all members of the family.

If you believe that an uncontested divorce could be the right choice for you, it is prudent to seek a full understanding of all of the options available to you. Decisions made during divorce will have an impact on your future for years to come, and it can be beneficial to carefully weigh the benefits and potential drawbacks to an uncontested divorce.

A custom-tailored future

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will have already talked about and come to an agreement on most important divorce issues. This means that you can have more control over the terms of your final divorce order. You have the right to custom-tailor your future, and an uncontested divorce may allow you to do that.

Uncontested divorce could benefit you and others in your family, but a complete evaluation of your case can help you better understand the choices available to you.

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