Tips For An Uncontested Divorce

Posted on April 14, 2017

Divorces are all different and complicated, but when it comes down to it, there are only two types of divorce that you can file for: contested and uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree on the separation and the division of property and there is no fighting involved. Uncontested divorces are usually the preferred route but they aren’t always an option. If you and your spouse can come to unanimous decisions involving your divorce, follow these tips when going through with your uncontested divorce.

Tips to make your uncontested divorce go smoothly

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Do your research

It’s great if you are ready to settle on your divorce amicably, but there are some aspects that require a lot of thought before coming to an agreement. Make sure you do your research and fully understand how your decisions might affect your future before officially agreeing to anything.

Be agreeable

While you should understand how your divorce and division of assets will affect your future, it will also help to be understanding and agreeable during this process. Uncontested divorces only work when the spouses are in agreement on all terms. This may take some sacrifices but will be easier in the long-run.


Get mediation

Before beginning the uncontested divorce process, see a mediation counselor with your spouse. This will help you resolve any issues you might have regarding property division. You may even realize you have disagreements you weren’t aware of. Getting mediation early on will ensure that nothing blows up during the actual divorce process.

Hire a good attorney

Even when it seems there is nothing to fight over, it’s always a good idea for both spouses to get separate attorneys. They will be able to draft your divorce agreement and oversee that everything is going smoothly and as expected. They will also be able to address any concerns you might have during this process.