Alternatives To Divorce Court And Uncontested Divorce
While the norm for divorces is inarguably a heated situation riddled with arguments and disagreements, there are instances where the divorcing spouses see virtually eye-to-eye on all major issues. When this occurs, it is known as an uncontested divorce, and it might be the right choice for you and your spouse if you allow our uncontested divorce lawyers from Gill Law Group, PC to guide you.
Contact us today to learn more about this marriage dissolution option from a team of Orange County uncontested divorce attorneys who genuinely care about their clients’ futures.
Benefits Of Uncontested Divorce
The fewer arguments you have with your spouse as you end your marriage, the better things will be for everyone. You will hopefully go to bed each night as your divorce proceeds feeling that you are on the right track and doing the right thing for yourself. On the other side of your divorce, the same sense of relief is likely influencing your soon-to-be ex-spouse as well, creating a positive atmosphere for everyone involved. Reduced stress for you is not the only benefit of an uncontested divorce, though. Other benefits to an amicable and peaceful divorce include:
- The expedited divorce process in most cases
- Less expensive to complete (fewer fees paid to courts)
- Children feel generally more content
- Property division usually fairer
Potential Disadvantages Of Uncontested Divorces
As strange as it might seem, no aspect of an uncontested divorce may be ideal for you. Agreements and handshakes are not always the right course of action. In particular, one problem that some divorcing couples will encounter while going through an uncontested divorce is misleading complacency. Knowing that your spouse wants to keep things simple and agree on everything major may spur you on to simply signing the divorce paperwork without fully reviewing what it says. Oftentimes, even though it is unintentional, one party or another actually loses out on something important, such as child custody or alimony, due to the fear that questioning the agreements at all would cause undue trouble.
Uncontested Divorce FAQs:
Do uncontested divorces go to court?
In general, if a divorce is uncontested the participants may not be required to go to court. However, there may still be some circumstances in which a judge may request a formal or informal hearing in which you will need to appear in court and answer a series of questions to prove you are eligible for divorce. These hearings are often short.
Should I get a lawyer if my divorce is uncontested?
If you and your partner disagree about any aspect of the divorce, whether it be child support, visitation, or division of property, your divorce may not actually be uncontested, and you may want to hire a lawyer to help you navigate the process. If you and your partner agree on all terms of your divorce, you may not need an attorney to help mediate the divorce, but it can sometimes be helpful to have a lawyer help you file the proper paperwork with the court.
Standing Up for the Rights of Our Clients
Our Orange County uncontested divorce lawyers are highly experienced and offer compassionate counsel to all divorcing spouses who come to our law firm. We understand that an uncontested divorce may be beneficial in dozens of ways but stay aware of the potential downsides. By reviewing your claims, your shared estate, and the needs of your immediate family members, we hope to craft a solution that works for you and protects your best interests.
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