In Florida, divorce cases will typically fall into one of two categories – contested or uncontested. While an uncontested divorce is not appropriate for every case, those who can take advantage of this process will typically see their case resolved in a quicker, less stressful, and less expensive manner.
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What Is An Uncontested Divorce?
In an uncontested divorce, the two parties will work toward an agreement regarding the terms of the divorce. This differs from a contested divorce, in which these matters will be settled in court. The factors couples will have to agree upon include, but are not limited to:
- Child support
- Division of assets & debts
- Visitation schedules
- Spousal support/alimony
Why Choose Uncontested Divorce?
It is certainly not uncommon for there to be distrust or animosity between you and your soon-to-be ex – however, if both parties are willing and able to compromise, it is almost always in their best interests to do so. Rather than argue in court, which can exacerbate bad feelings, compromising can help you maintain a more positive outlook throughout the process. Because uncontested divorces require significantly less time in court, and often less time overall, they are typically far cheaper for both parties.
If child custody is one of the issues you will need to resolve, uncontested divorce will give you more say and control over the final outcome. By working with your spouse and compromising during the divorce, you will also likely enjoy better communication while co-parenting your child.
Is Uncontested Divorce Right For Me?
As previously mentioned, uncontested divorce is not for everyone. If your case is particularly complex, or involves some sort of criminal matter, you may need to resolve your case through litigation. Contested divorce is also the best solution when one party refuses to compromise or work toward an agreement.
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