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Uncontested divorce could be the right choice for you

For many California families, divorce is a lengthy, stressful and complicated process. However, it does not have to be like that in every situation. You may not see the need to draw out and overcomplicate your divorce when you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse agree on most divorce issues.

In your situation, you may find it useful to consider the benefits of filing for uncontested divorce. While this won't work in every situation, it could be a beneficial way for you to end your marriage with minimal stress and complication while moving on to a strong post-divorce future.

Why choose uncontested divorce?

There are many reasons why a couple would opt for an uncontested divorce over the traditional path of fighting and litigation. In fact, not everyone who would want to take this path would be eligible to do so. This is only an option for a couple with no unresolved divorce-related issues between them.

When you and your spouse agree on everything from custody to property division, you can move forward with an uncontested divorce. Some of the benefits to choosing an uncontested divorce include the following:

  • It can save you a significant amount of money in divorce costs.
  • You can avoid the stress of litigation.
  • It takes less time to complete an uncontested divorce process.
  • It can lead to more cooperation between two parties who will have to co-parent after the divorce is final.
  • It may allow you to keep more of your divorce information private.

If you believe that this could be an option for you, it could offer you a more streamlined path to your future after divorce. However, choosing an uncontested divorce does not mean that you do not have to protect your interests. When drafting your uncontested divorce agreement, you would be wise to pursue an outcome that allows you a stable and secure arrangement after divorce.

Your future is on the line

No matter what type of divorce you will have, it is prudent to keep a close watch on your post-divorce interests. Whether you are negotiating an agreement or simply want to know about how an uncontested divorce could benefit you, you may find it useful to seek a complete evaluation of your case and explanation of your options.

When your marriage is over, you have many options available to you. Litigation and stressful court battles are never your only choices. Uncontested divorce could offer you a better way to end your marriage.

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