In some divorces, both parties involved are willing and able to agree to the terms of the divorce without argument. This is referred to as an uncontested or “no-court” divorce.
There are some advantages to an uncontested divorce. When both spouses involved are able to come to a mutual agreement regarding issues such as child custody, child support, division of property and allocation of debt, there is much less paperwork and litigation involved. This can impact the overall amount of time and money spent on the divorce. An uncontested divorce can also cause much less stress for everyone involved, including children.
Often there are questions about the need to hire a family attorney in the event of an uncontested divorce. Actually, there is quite a bit that the parties involved can handle on their own if they are in agreement about the terms of the divorce, including the completion and filing of necessary paperwork.
We strongly suggest that you still take the time to discuss your case with an experienced family attorney. At Crider Family Law, we’ve seen many situations arise in the past where spouses involved in a divorce start out very amicable and willing to work with each other. However, because divorce is such a big decision and affects so much in life, things can change very quickly.
Sometimes having an attorney in your corner can actually ensure that your divorce continues uncontested. You don’t have to see every single issue eye to eye with your spouse to still have an uncontested divorce. As long as you are both agree to work together on certain issues, you can still proceed without litigation.
To discuss the specifics of your divorce and find out how Crider Family Law can still help to ensure your uncontested divorce proceeds smoothly, give us a call today.