Those considering uncontested divorce must proceed with caution

One of the more common thoughts when it comes to filing for divorce is that it will invariably result in a couple being dragged into a prolonged, expensive and altogether bitter legal dispute.

This is, of course, far from being a universal truth. Indeed, while many couples do end up in court to resolve issues ranging from child custody and child support to alimony and property division, many others opt to resolve their differences via divorce alternatives such as mediation. Still others elect to use the far less complicated option of pursuing an uncontested divorce.

For those unfamiliar with this term, an uncontested divorce is essentially when a couple is able to reach mutually acceptable solutions on all pertinent matters and looks to simply formalize their agreement in the necessary legal documents.

While people might think that uncontested divorce is reserved for those rare couples who are able to take a divorce in stride and remain great friends afterward, this is not always the case.

Indeed, uncontested divorce often emerges as the preferred option for those couples who while not necessarily thrilled with one another, nevertheless recognize that entering into any sort of legal dispute could end up exhausting assets and alienating their children.

One very important thing for couples to keep in mind concerning uncontested divorce, however, is that while it may be tempting for them to handle the entire matter on their own, there is a very real possibility that they could inadvertently make a mistake in the preparation of documents or the filing process that proves incredibly costly or damaging further down the road.

Working with an experienced legal professional can help ensure that this doesn’t happen and that any legal issues the couple may have overlooked — either now or in the future — are adequately addressed.

Have you gone through an uncontested divorce? If so, what was your experience like? 

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