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Family Law 101: Uncontested divorce

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A stereotypical picture of a divorce settlement would be that of estranged spouses who no longer care for each other trying to get the most out of their failed marriage. After all, couples use their anger as a means to separate from each other. However, the more the parties argue, the more expensive the divorce will be. A better way, then, is to spend some money on a good therapist, and try to approach the divorce logically and fairly. There may be no need for drawn out divorce litigation, if the parties come to a mutually acceptable agreement.

According to divorce lawyers from Marrison Family Law, there are many procedures couples can take when going through with a divorce. One of these is an uncontested divorce.

As the term suggests, an uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree to the terms and conditions set by each other. This can save a lot of time and money due to the streamlined nature of this process.

For a divorce to be deemed uncontested, both parties must agree to all issues, i.e. child-custody and parenting time, child support, property division, and spousal support and any other issues. If both parties are in agreement for all terms they may file their “Separation Agreement and Parenting Plan” at the same time as they file the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

The main benefits of an uncontested divorce are a lower cost, a speedier outcome, and the benefit of a smooth emotional transition from an intact family to a new life as single persons. Attorney representation is always advisable.

More than 25 years since it was established, Marrison Family Law continues to value family ties above all. Though the process of divorce will never be easy, couples should be given the chance to pursue better opportunities in life, even if it means dissolving their marriage. To know more about the company and their services, visit this website.

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