You may assume that divorces are always messy – that separating couples fight, and that issues in a divorce take the intervention of a judge in order to resolve. However, this is not always the case; in fact, many couples are able to pursue an uncontested divorce, which mitigates high divorce expenses, stress, and hurt feelings. At the Law Offices of Evan Braunstein, our Los Angeles divorce lawyer advocates for uncontested divorce whenever possible. Here’s what you should know.
An uncontested divorce does not refer to a situation in which both parties agree to divorce itself, but rather a situation where both parties are in agreement about the terms of a divorce. This means that both parties agree in regards to how property should be divided, with whom any shared children will live, what the visitation rights of the other parent will be, whether or not alimony will be part of the divorce settlement and any other issues in a divorce.
Sometimes, reaching an agreement with your spouse is easy. Indeed, some couples are so cooperative and amicable during the divorce process that by the time they file for divorce, they have already resolved all of the above issues. This situation is ideal, but it’s not common.
Rather, many couples disagree about certain issues in the divorce but are committed to working together in a collaborative, compromising manner to resolve these issues. This is typically done through mediation, where both parties meet together with a third-party mediator – a neutral person who is responsible for facilitating the conversation and helping the couple reach an agreement.
Even when you and your spouse are in agreement about the terms of a divorce, which means that divorce litigation will not be necessary, it is still strongly recommended that you work with a skilled California divorce lawyer. A lawyer will ensure the following:
If you are filing for a divorce, whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, we urge you to meet with California divorce lawyers today. At the Law Offices of Evan Braunstein, we fight for you. Call us today to learn more about our legal services during a divorce or send us a message telling us more about your situation.