Some divorces are settled out of court. Others are settled in court and
decided by a judge who does not know the couple personally. The first
type is called an uncontested divorce. The second is a contested divorce;
it’s also known as divorce litigation.
uncontested divorce, the couple agrees to put their heads together and settle all of their
divorce-related issues out of court. Since the couple agrees on the outset
to “work together” until a settlement is reached, the divorce
process is much faster and far less expensive than a contested
But We Don’t Get Along
Just because you choose an uncontested divorce, it doesn’t mean you
have to get along; it doesn’t mean you have to “like”
your spouse. It doesn’t even mean you’ll agree on everything
at first, but it does mean that you pledge to work together until you
reach an agreement that is fair and that you can both live with.
Reasons to choose an uncontested divorce:
- It saves a LOT of time. Couples can obtain a divorce much quicker than
if they opted for a contested divorce.
- It saves thousands in attorney fees and court costs.
- It reduces stress on all parties involved including the children.
- It allows couples to keep their divorce matters private.
- About 90% of divorce cases are settled out of court, so there is no reason
to go to battle if you don’t have to.
- Avoids having a judge decide on the outcome of your divorce.
- Puts the couple in the driver’s seat; allows them to maintain control.
When is an Uncontested Divorce Inappropriate?
While an uncontested divorce is appropriate in most circumstances, occasionally
it’s not the ideal solution. Here are some examples of when it’s
- There is a history of intimidation.
- There is a history of domestic violence.
- There is a large discrepancy in incomes.
- The breadwinner is far more educated than the lower-earning spouse and
he or she is aggressively seeking an unreasonably unfair settlement.
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