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When is an uncontested divorce the right choice?

The decision to end a marriage in divorce is a difficult, emotionally charged decision for most Florida couples that choose to take this step. However, simply deciding to divorce is not the only decision that you must make. Will the divorce be contested or uncontested? Is it possible to avoid litigation completely? How can we get through this process as quickly as possible?

The answers to these questions are important, and they will have a direct impact on your future. While it is not possible for every couple that files for divorce, you may find that an uncontested divorce is the right choice for you. When both parties agree, this choice can save you time and money.

What you need to know about uncontested divorce

Essentially, uncontested divorce is the right choice for couples that are in agreement regarding most major issues. You could file for an uncontested divorce if you and your spouse agree on a final decision regarding the following issues:

  • Child custody
  • Property division
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation schedules
  • Distribution of marital debt

This is not the best option for everyone. For example, when there are complex issues at stake, such as the distribution of highly valuable marital property or unique custody issues, an uncontested divorce may not be optimal.

Why consider this option?

Uncontested divorce offers many benefits to the couples that choose this option. Because both parties are mostly in agreement regarding the terms of the final order, it eliminates the need for high-stakes negotiations and courtroom battles. This saves time, money and a significant amount of stress.

Not every divorce has to be acrimonious and difficult. In fact, when a couple is able to agree on major issues and avoid the complications of a litigated divorce, it can give way to better post-divorce relationships. This is highly beneficial for two people who will have to co-parent together.

A better post-divorce future

Divorce is a difficult and complex process, no matter how amicable two parties may be. However, litigation is never the only option. If you believe that it is possible for you and your spouse to file for an uncontested divorce, you will find it beneficial to be fully aware of all of your options before you make any major decisions.

When you know your options, you can better protect your rights and make choices that will lead you and your children to a strong, stable and peaceful post-divorce future.

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