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Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

Benefits of uncontested divorces

You often hear about big messy divorces. We sometimes forget that divorces don’t have to be that way. In fact, they can be quite easy if the parties involved so choose. Sometimes in our effort to make life miserable for the other party, we lose sight of how difficult we make it on ourselves. So, as a friendly reminder, here are several benefits of an uncontested divorce.

Save Time

When contested, divorces can take a long time to settle. They can consume your life for years, preventing you from being able to move on. Imagine if you settled things quickly and were able to move on with your life,… and find future happiness. Life is too short to prolong negative events. By choosing an uncontested divorce, you are choosing to move on to better things.

Save Money

Contested divorces can be extremely costly. For many who fight through it, it can take many, many years to recover financial stability. But again, you don’t need to spend years on attorney fees, court fees, and the like. You and your soon-to-be-ex can opt to take the simple approach and go with an uncontested divorce. By working through decisions and coming to an agreement, you preserve your marital funds. Don’t think of this as you helping your ex-,… think of it as you helping yourself!

Help Your Children

Speaking of help, the ones who often need the most help are your children. Children are frequently the most impacted by divorce yet the least equipped emotionally to deal with it. Rather than dragging your children through complex court proceedings, you can elect a simple uncontested divorce. This is one of the most important benefits of an uncontested divorce. It forces you to work through your issues and find common ground. This process can help your children as well. As you work together to settle your divorce, you also learn to work together to provide support for your children.

Retain Privacy

If you are a private person, then you may want to avoid airing your personal and financial matters in a contested divorce. An uncontested divorce requires much less information. Additionally, there is no formal trial. Both will help you retain privacy.

Control Your Own Fate

Most divorces get settled before trial. Through mediation and other proceedings, you and your ex are encouraged to come to an agreement. Rather than going through the lengthy process, only for it to be settled anyway, why not choose to settle things on your own? Doing so allows you to retain more decision-making power.

Summary of Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

Rather than focusing on what benefits or hurts your ex-spouse, consider what benefits you the most in a divorce. Ultimately, the benefits of an uncontested divorce normally outweigh a contested one. You should still consult with an attorney to work through settling your assets, debts, and other matters and to ensure you are well protected in your divorce. Contact Martino law Group for assistance with either a contested or uncontested divorce.

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