Filing for divorce is an easy process – you sign and enter the paperwork at the court in your area, and you’ve started down the road to the dissolution of your marriage. The paperwork and the court dates, and the filing are the easy parts of getting a divorce. The hard and emotionally trying part is the part where you have to tell your spouse you want a divorce. When you have to tell your children what’s happening, these are the parts of a divorce that make the entire process stressful and emotional for most people. If you could streamline the emotionally exhausting part of your divorce and work with your spouse and a lawyer to file the paperwork and create a settlement agreement without any of the other challenging and stressful negotiations and debates that people think of when they hear the word divorce. In Pennsylvania, couples can opt for an uncontested divorce – also known as a mutual consent divorce. When a couple agrees on divorce-related issues, a divorce can proceed faster and with less debate and challenges to the settlement agreement and its terms. A mutual consent divorce makes the process easier, shorter, and less contentious.
The Mutual Consent Divorce
An uncontested divorce can speed up the process by several months. Couples who agree to divorce can sign documentation that states that they both want a divorce and agree to the terms of their settlement.
Mutual consent divorces are beneficial to most couples because:
- The divorce process is completed faster
- They’re cheaper than contested divorces
- Couples are less stressed
- Both parties agree to the terms, so there’s less conflict
- The low conflict procedure is better for children
- Uncontested divorces are simplified and easier
- Couples aren’t at the mercy of the court system
When a couple agrees to an uncontested divorce, they are essentially taking control of their settlement agreement instead of waiting for court dates and a process where each side litigates the merits of each point. Couples must work together to reach an agreement during the uncontested divorce process, so they are better positioned in their post-divorce life to have a more positive relationship where they can work together if they have children, which is one of the reasons children have better outcomes in these low conflict types of divorces.
In Pennsylvania, couples who want a mutually consented divorce must meet the basic requirements to proceed:
- Their divorce is irretrievably broken
- Both spouses want the divorce
- The couple agrees to sign the affidavit of consent to the divorce
Your Amicable Divorce Could Save You in More Ways than One
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 $249 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!