The Myths and Misconceptions of Uncontested Divorce in Kentucky

Uncontested divorces can be a confusing area of family law, surrounded by a cloud of myths and misconceptions. At Schaffner Family Law, we're here to clear up the fog and provide clarity on the reality of uncontested divorce in Kentucky.

The Misconception: Uncontested Divorce Means No Legal Counsel Needed

One prevailing myth is that an uncontested divorce is a simple, cut-and-dried process that doesn't require a lawyer. While it's true that this type of divorce is typically less complex than contested cases, it is still a legal procedure that involves important legal documents as well as permanent division of your property rights. Even if you and your spouse agree on all issues, understanding and navigating the paperwork can be daunting. It can be easy to misunderstand your legal rights and forever waive your right to a valuable asset. At Schaffner Family Law, we guide our clients through every step of the process, ensuring all legal requirements are met and that you make choices that are in your best interests.

The Myth: Uncontested Divorce Always Equates to a Quick Divorce

Although uncontested divorces can be quicker than contested ones, believing they always happen swiftly can lead to unrealistic expectations. Several factors affect the timeline, including the court’s schedule and mandatory waiting periods in Kentucky. Our role as your legal counsel is to expedite the process where possible while ensuring all protocols are properly followed.

The Misconception: Uncontested Divorce Leaves No Room for Disagreements

The term "uncontested" often leads people to believe there will be absolutely no disagreements during the divorce process. However, it simply means that both parties have agree on all aspects such as asset division, child custody, etc. in their Separation Agreement. There may still be some negotiation to arrive at these agreements. There may still be areas of contention that need discussion. We can help facilitate these discussions, ensuring fair outcomes for everyone involved. If agreement is not readily made, then we can assist our clients through a mediation process or a Collaborative Divorce Process, which are both viable alternatives to a contested divorce. 

The Myth: Uncontested Divorce Equals an Unfair Divorce

Some people fear that choosing an uncontested divorce might lead to an unfair settlement, particularly if one party is more dominant or knowledgeable about the legal system. At Schaffner Family Law, we work to dispel this myth by providing clear, objective advice. We strive to ensure the agreement is fair, meeting the needs and interests of our clients.

The Misconception: Uncontested Divorce Only Works for Couples Without Children

It's a common misconception that uncontested divorces are only viable for couples without children. The truth is, with effective communication and prioritizing the best interests of the children, this type of divorce can work quite well for couples with children. We provide guidance to help our clients navigate child custody agreements within the framework of an uncontested divorce.

Kentucky Uncontested Divorce Lawyers Ready to Serve You

Navigating the legal landscape of an uncontested divorce can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. At Schaffner Family Law, we're committed to helping our clients understand their rights and obligations in an uncontested divorce, dispelling myths, and bringing clarity to the process.

If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Kentucky, schedule a confidential consultation with us today at (859) 491-1011 or use the online form below. We look forward to serving you.