The thought of the typical divorce is sure to stir up imagery of heated arguments, bitter ends to once-promising relationships, and children feeling isolated or alienated. It can certainly be a trying, harrowing time for even the strongest of families. Is there a way to avoid all of that hardship? If you and your spouse can agree on all of the most important aspects of your divorce, you may be able to sidestep some of the stress with an uncontested divorce.
To do so, you will have to see eye-to-eye on matters regarding:
Assuming that there are no immediate conflicts of opinion and best interests, you and your family can benefit from an uncontested divorce.
The benefits of an uncontested divorce include:
- Faster: One of the worst parts of a contested divorce is how long they can take. When you want nothing more than to move on with your life, you can feel stuck as the court gets involved. An uncontested divorce will generally be weeks, months, or years faster due to the lack of conflict.
- Cheaper: The more time the court needs to give you, the more money you owe the state. An uncontested divorce can save you monumentally in court fees alone.
- Kinder: When two spouses start a divorce with the intent to work together, emotions tend to remain calm and resentment finds no place to fester. Not only will you and your ex be happier in the end, your children are much more likely to return to a “normal” life afterwards as well.
Of course, an uncontested divorce might not be for everyone and every family. Sometimes there really are critical issues that you cannot seem to agree on, and you might have to prepare your case for court. Or a mediator could step in as a neutral third party and guide you to a smart, amicable resolution. No matter what is going on in your divorce case, a professional Riverside County family law attorney from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich can help you.