While some divorces are long and drawn out with upset parties on both sides, there are other circumstances where the spouses agree to the divorce. This is called an uncontested divorce. One spouse will still need to file for divorce, but the process tends to be much simpler for everyone involved.
Advantages of uncontested divorce
When the spouses can agree on issues such as spousal support and property division, it may save money. There may be fewer administrative fees and court fees. Cost savings is one of the primary advantages of an uncontested divorce.
Additionally, an uncontested divorce can help the parties maintain a positive relationship because there is less conflict and back-and-forth between them. This can greatly reduce the stress involved in ending the marriage.
With a contested divorce, the filings are often made public and can include the spouses’ financial information and other personal details. While some filings are still required, an uncontested divorce may appeal to spouses who want to keep the proceedings reasonably private.
If spouses have questions about pursuing a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, an experienced attorney can provide guidance and advice.