Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?

Exes signing paperwork for a divorce

Deciding to go through a divorce is a difficult decision in itself. That is typically the first of many additional decisions, though. Along with divorce comes other choices such as property division, ownership of pets, and child custody and visitation if you have kids.

For couples who seem to have all the answers to these questions, an uncontested divorce may be in their best interest.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties agree to all terms of the divorce without going to trial. All of the details are hammered out between the two individuals before any paperwork is filed with the court. In order for an uncontested divorce to work, both parties must be willing to compromise and negotiate. This can be a difficult process, but if both parties can come to an agreement, an uncontested divorce may be the best option.

Advantages of Uncontested Divorce

There are many advantages of uncontested divorce. One advantage is that it saves time and money. Because you are not going to trial, you are also not incurring the costs of a trial such as the court and expert witness fees.

Another advantage of uncontested divorce is that it keeps things amicable between the two parties. This can be beneficial if you have to co-parent or if you ever need to communicate with your ex-spouse in the future.

Disadvantages of Uncontested Divorce

There are also some disadvantages of uncontested divorce. One drawback is that you may not be able to negotiate a fair settlement if you do not have the help of an experienced family law attorney. Another disadvantage is that uncontested divorce may not be right for every couple. If there are any underlying issues such as domestic violence or substance abuse, an uncontested divorce may not be the best option.

Additionally, if one party changes their mind after the divorce is finalized, there may be no recourse. Another potential downfall is that if one party does not hold up their end of the bargain, the other party may have to go back to court to enforce the divorce terms.

Considering an Uncontested Divorce?

If you are considering an uncontested divorce, it is important to speak with the team at Hedayati Law Group P.C. to ensure it is right for you and your situation. Our dedicated family law attorneys know firsthand how to handle uncontested divorce cases and can help you determine if it is the right option for you. Contact us today so we can start working with you. (631) 880-6440

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