On behalf of North Tampa Legal Group posted in blog on Monday, February 26, 2018.
When a Florida couple makes the decision to divorce, it is not an easy choice, regardless of how amicable the two parties may be. This is a difficult and emotionally challenging process, yet some people may find that they could file for an uncontested divorce, which may be easier in various way than a traditional, litigious divorce.
Simply wanting to avoid the courtroom is not necessarily the only prerequisite to filing for an uncontested divorce. This could be an attractive choice if you wish to avoid complications and a lengthy divorce process, but this is not the ideal course of action for everyone. Divorce will affect your long-term interests in almost every area of your life, and you would be wise to carefully consider your options before you move forward.
Which couples make this choice?
In most cases, the couples that can file for an uncontested divorce are those who have no remaining disputes or issues between them. In order to file for an uncontested divorce, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse will have to agree on all issues involving property division, child custody, spousal support and more.
There are multiple reasons why this could be an ideal option for you. It is more streamlined than a traditional divorce, which means you will reach the conclusion of this process faster. For parents with children, an uncontested divorce may be easier on the emotional well-being of the youngest member of the family. Other benefits to this process include:
- Because it does not take as much time to complete, it generally does not cost as much to complete an uncontested divorce.
- It can allow you more control over the details of your final divorce order, which can be helpful for couples with unique situations.
- It is generally less stressful than a traditional, contested divorce, and there are fewer opportunities for complications to arise.
- It can lead to strong divorce orders, lowering the risk for conflict in the future.
Divorce is never easy, but this choice could offer you various benefits that could make it simpler for every member of the family.
How you can protect your rights
Even in an uncontested divorce, it is beneficial to take steps to ensure the full protection of your interests. You may find it helpful to seek guidance as you negotiate the terms of your final order and move forward with the paperwork. Your future interests are at stake, but with help, you can pursue a strong post-divorce future.