Going through a divorce is never easy. The process can become dragged on and end up costing you a lot of money, time and energy. You might think most divorce proceedings are filled with spiteful spouses fighting over marital assets.

However, there is another type of divorce available. If you and your partner have remained civil and have come to an agreement on dividing assets, splitting child custody time and any other issues you might want to consider an uncontested divorce.

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is when both partners decide to end the marriage and agree on the following marital issues:

  • Sharing child custody
  • Amount and duration of child support
  • Amount and duration of spousal support
  • Splitting up marital assets

If there is a disagreement about any common marital issues the divorce cannot move forward as uncontested. If you and your spouse cannot agree on all the terms of your divorce, you might have to go to trial.

Advantages of an uncontested divorce

The main benefits of an uncontested divorce are the savings in court fees and the speed at which it goes through the court system. The speed of an uncontested divorce allows you to move on with your life much faster as well. Additionally, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse could minimize expenses by signing a settlement agreement. Signing this agreement may allow you to skip the trial process completely.

If you and your spouse are thinking about filing for an uncontested divorce, consider if you have spoken about all of the relevant issues. If you have any questions or need help with the paperwork involved in the divorce process, speaking with an experienced divorce law attorney can help.