When a couple decides that they no longer want to be married, they will have to decide which type of divorce they would like to obtain. There are a variety of options for the dissolution of a marriage and every couple’s situation is different so it is important to be aware of what the possibilities are when you are considering divorce. Going through a divorce is a highly emotional time and it may be difficult for some people to even be in the same room as their spouse, nevermind discuss their crumbling marriage in a reasonable way. It is likely that couples in that situation will need to go to court and have a judge decide who gets what and other matters such as child custody and spousal support. However, there are couples that are in a place where they can sit down and have a reasonable conversation about their assets and figure out the equitable distribution process themselves, and any other decisions that need to be made including child custody and support payments.
When a divorce is able to occur through mediation, it is known as an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces usually occur on a no-fault basis, meaning no one has to take responsibility for the fact that the marriage has failed. It is just considered irreparable and the two can part ways without placing blame. There are a number of benefits to an uncontested divorce. They usually take less time and are less expensive than contested divorces. They allow the couple to attempt to work through their problems and walk away from the marriage on decent terms. The levels of animosity are typically a little bit lower than when a couple’s divorce has to get dragged through litigation in court. If you are considering divorce but are unsure of what option is best for you, you should speak with an experienced divorce attorney today who can help you make that decision.
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