Divorce is often contentious and feels overwhelming. It can seem like an impossible task to go to court and come out unscathed—but that’s why we offer another option. If you and your spouse have similar goals, you can settle the issues very effectively by choosing uncontested divorce.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
When both spouses agree on the basics—such as how to split assets or how to arrange child custody—there’s no need for an uphill court battle. Both parties can be satisfied without arguing their position before a judge. Each party can agree to sign agreed paperwork and move the process forward quickly and easily.
Why Should I Use an Uncontested Divorce?
Uncontested divorce can avoid court appearances and be resolved much more quickly than a hotly contested court battle. Because it requires fewer hours of law billing, it will be less expensive for both parties. If you and your spouse want to secure a resolution in an expeditious fashion, an uncontested divorce might be right for you.
If you and your spouse agree on your main issues, there’s no need for a long or expensive court battle. Consider uncontested divorce services if both of you have decided on significant settlement points, such as:
- Saving time or legal expenses by staying out of court as much as possible
- Division of property, assets, tax liabilities, and/or debt
- Child support, child custody, and child visitation rights, rates, and/or schedules
- Whether or not alimony should be paid, and how much
Schaffner Family Law Can Help
Avoiding a fight doesn’t mean that you don’t need a lawyer. You’ll still need a lawyer to correctly file your documents, draft your agreement so that it is legally enforceable, and explain settlement terms. A qualified professional will help you through the process much more effectively.
If you and your spouse are mostly in agreement, you don't need opposing lawyers to fight each other in court. You and your spouse work together to reach agreements and settle your divorce quickly and easily. Even though you don't want to gear up for a fight, you want your divorce settled as promptly as possible. That's why you still need the professionals at Schaffner Family Law to walk you through the process and inform you of your options as you proceed.
To learn more about pursuing a divorce through agreements, call us. If the process starts to break down, we also have the skill and experience to fight for your interests. To get started, call us at (859) 491-1011 or use the online form below to schedule an initial consultation so that we can understand the complexities of your case.