If you’re a resident of Pennsylvania and you’re headed for
divorce, you’re bound to hear certain legal terms thrown around, such as
“uncontested divorce,” “mutual consent divorce,” “no-fault divorce,” and “two-year separation
For the purposes of this post, we’re going to shed light on uncontested
divorce and what it has to do with achieving a fast, cheap divorce in
In Pennsylvania, there are two types of divorces: fault and no-fault. If
a couple agrees to get a divorce, it is called a “mutual consent”
divorce, but it can also be an “uncontested divorce.” An uncontested
divorce is where the spouses agree on “all issues” pertaining
to their divorce.
Such uncontested issues typically involve:
Even though an “uncontested divorce” indicates that a couple agrees on all issues, it doesn’t
mean that the couple won’t need to negotiate. On the contrary, couples
often have to go back on forth a little bit before they reach a marital
Sometimes, a spouse has one idea about how they’d like things to
play out, while the other spouse has a different idea. There may even
be stark differences in what they want; however, both spouses have agreed
to hash things out until they reach a fair settlement. This mindset is
what makes a divorce uncontested – the spouses’ willingness
to negotiate in an amicable setting.
Why Uncontested is Better
We hold the belief that uncontested divorces are just better, period. Why?
Because, the spouses agree to collaborate until an agreement is reached.
They don’t have to like each other, but at least they have the common
goal of preserving the marital estate, and they achieve this by taking
a “team approach” to resolving their divorce.
This team approach translates to less stress, more control over the divorce,
and more importantly, a quick, affordable divorce that's more likely
to make everyone happier in the end.
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