There are many misconceptions about uncontested divorce, what it is, and what to expect. Here are several truths about this type of divorce. Understand why you need strong legal advocacy even when you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse are in agreement about matters relating to the dissolution of your marriage.
Uncontested Divorce Is Still Challenging
A contested divorce is the most challenging type of divorce, but an uncontested divorce is not a free pass either. All divorces are difficult; you may find that even an uncontested divorce is emotionally and mentally taxing.
No Issue Is Contested
If you and your spouse agree on the divorce but disagree on certain issues — such as child custody or property division — you will have a contested divorce. In order for a divorce to be considered uncontested, you and your spouse must be in agreement on every issue.
You Can Still Have an Uncontested Divorce Even in a High Net Worth Divorce
Many people believe that if a married couple has substantial assets, they cannot have an uncontested divorce and must litigate. However, this is not true. If you have millions of dollars in property and liquid assets, but are in agreement regarding division with your spouse, nothing can stop you from an uncontested divorce.
You Still Need a Divorce Lawyer
In today’s DIY society, even divorces are something people attempt to do on their own to save time and money. This is particularly true for uncontested divorces. Many couples think that purchasing a “divorce package” online and filling out the paperwork themselves saves money by not hiring an attorney.
A divorce is a very deeply personal matter and there’s a lot at stake. You need someone who understands the law to watch out for your best interests. Your spouse can’t be counted on to do that. A divorce attorney, however, will always make your own interests a priority in your case.
Contact Mindi Lasley, P.A. today for more information about uncontested divorces and to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation in detail. Call now at 813.873.9047.