What Is Uncontested Divorce?
Information from a Trusted Syracuse Divorce Attorney
When dissolving a marriage, it is common for spouses to disagree on what the terms of their divorce should be. When they do, they must take their contested divorce to court and submit to a judge's final ruling. However, when spouses can agree with one another on critical divorce factors like child custody, alimony, and other considerations, they may have put themselves in an advantageous legal situation where they can file for an uncontested divorce.
For over 15 years, I have dedicated my family law firm, Haddad Law Office, P.C. to family and divorce law and providing the best possible legal solutions for the clients who rely on me. Time and time again, I have helped individuals steer clear of many of disadvantages and stresses of New York's divorce system by proceeding with an uncontested divorce. If you believe that an uncontested divorce is possible for you and your spouse, then I encourage you to contact me today.
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Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
When a couple agrees on what all the terms of their divorce should be, then an amicable divorce is possible. During an uncontested divorce, both spouses negotiate the terms of their divorce together with their own, respective legal representation outside the courtroom. This type of proceeding offers numerous, significant benefits for the couple.
The benefits of uncontested divorce include:
- Limited court appearances
- Increased privacy
- More control over final decisions
- More flexible negotiation schedule
- Less stress and conflict between the two spouses
- Typically fewer legal fees
"Do I still need a lawyer?" in an Amicable Divorce?
It is technically possible to proceed with an uncontested divorce without a lawyer, but it is highly recommended that you retain proven, vigilant counsel for this process. Even amicable divorces in New York are governed by many guidelines and necessary paperwork. It is also critical that you have an effective negotiator in your corner who is ready to pursue your goals while still respecting the collaborative nature of the process. If not carefully handled, uncontested divorce negotiations can breakdown and send the couple back to the courtroom.
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