When Can You Declare An Uncontested Divorce?

A divorce doesn't always have to be a brutal and lengthy experience. If you and your partner are splitting amicably, it can be done quite quickly. With the help of a divorce attorney, you can file for an uncontested divorce. As long as you both agree upon your divorce conditions, you should be able to complete the process both quickly and affordably.

If You Have Very Few Assets and Debts

Splitting up assets and debts is one of the major challenges presented by divorce. If you don't own anything significant, on the other hand, there's not a lot to protect. If you and your soon-to-be-ex aren't in any serious financial trouble and have already agreed on a fair division of assets, going to court is unnecessary. 

If You Make the Same Amount of Money

If both you and your soon-to-be-ex make approximately the same amount of money, there won't be issues of alimony. Alimony payments can make negotiations a little more complex, as it needs to be determined exactly what is fair to the individual who was making less money.

If You Were Only Married a Short Period of Time

Individuals who are married for only a few months (or even a couple of years) often don't have very much entangled. It's likely that you won't need to pay alimony for such a short marriage, and you probably haven't purchased many marital assets. Though there are obviously exceptions to this, most people who have been briefly married can divorce amicably and uncontested.

If You Don't Have Children

Having children doesn't preclude you from getting an uncontested divorce, but it may make it more complex. If you have children but have already agreed on custody for them, there's no problem. If you have any disputes in place about your parenting plan and custody, however, you may need mediation before you can finish your divorce. Mediation will help you both come to an agreement that you can accept.

If You're on Good Terms

Perhaps the most important element of an uncontested divorce is being on good terms (or at least working terms) with your soon-to-be-ex. Going to court can be an aggressive process. Mediation is cooperative.

An uncontested divorce still needs to be handled by a divorce lawyer. You'll have to split your assets up properly, as well as work out custody arrangements if you have kids.

Reach out to a local divorce attorney to learn more.