Sadly, divorce is hard on most couples regardless of your steps to make it less so. However, assigning fault and proving that one party is guilty because the marriage failed is a surefire way to make the process even worse.
There are two different ways to get a divorce:
- Fault Divorce: In a fault divorce, one party seeks to end a marriage in a manner that assigns blame to the other party for the union’s failure.
- No-Fault Divorce: In a no-fault divorce, one party seeks to end a marriage without assigning blame to the other party. The cause of the marriage’s failure is considered irrelevant.
No-fault divorces are the more neutral divorce of the two, and the person who seeks a no-fault divorce is saying that the marriage ended because the couple couldn’t successfully live together in their union.
No-fault divorces benefit couples in many ways:
- Less emotionally charged process
- Simpler and faster experience
- Lower cost divorce
- Less conflict
- Easier on children
Four Benefits of a No-Fault Divorce
Couples will find that no-fault divorces are easier on all parties because they are less emotionally charged. Because no one is being blamed for the failure of the marriage, it’s easier for couples to work on the business of dividing their assets, drafting custody plans if needed, and moving towards finalizing their divorce. It’s clear that a no-fault divorce is the best way to get divorcing couples hoping for the simplest solution through the process faster.
Couples who choose a no-fault divorce will also find they are:
- Simpler and Faster: No-fault divorces are typically faster because the process is simpler. There are fewer arguments, and the paperwork is more streamlined as couples who agree on the terms of their divorce file fewer documents.
- Lower Cost Option: Divorces can become expensive if couples aren’t careful. Many divorcing parties don’t realize the factor impacting the costs of their divorce. Numerous filings, court dates, and time spent with your legal teams litigating every issue can add up fast! When couples agree that no one is at fault for the demise of the marriage, it’s a first step towards finding an amicable way forward.
- A More Communicative Process: Typically, people lash out in response to being blamed for something they feel isn’t their fault. Beginning your divorce by blaming your spouse for the end of the marriage may be very damaging to your future relationship with your ex. This may not seem like a problem since you’re ending your relationship, but if you have children – it will make creating a successful co-parenting relationship quite difficult.
- Better for Children: If your children are old enough to understand what is happening in a divorce, it can be challenging to shield them from the anger and conflict that comes out during a divorce. When parents can get through the divorce process without high emotions that cause disruptive arguments and angry interactions, children fare better, and parental relationships are put in jeopardy.
No-Fault Divorces Save Couples in Many Ways
At Cairns Law Group, we specialize in a no-fault divorce. Couples who agree to an amicable divorce can work. When you’ve completed your separation period, the lawyers at Cairn Law Group can answer any questions you may have about our $219 uncontested online divorce. We use an online divorce filing system that makes completing your divorce paperwork simple and easy. You don’t have to worry about the long and drawn-out process of making an appointment and waiting. As soon as you’re ready, you can begin the process online or call our office for help getting your divorce started. The term of your divorce settlement will be as easy as working with your spouse to reach an agreement that works for both parties. So, if you if the idea of a low-cost, amicable divorce appeals to you, call us today at (888) 863-9115 us today to get started!