How Does an Uncontested Divorce Work?

April 15, 2020

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP

How Does an Uncontested Divorce Work?

Divorce is one of the most highly contested legal proceedings you can encounter. For many people, this is an inevitable part of the process. However, if you are able to work well with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, there are alternative options of which you should be aware.

One area of the law that allows you to avoid highly contentious matters is an uncontested divorce. Knowing what this process is and the benefits can help you and your significant other should you decide it’s time to dissolve your marriage.

An Amicable Solution to Divorce

With an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse can simplify the issues that often arise in courtroom proceedings. Just like any divorce, you or your spouse would start the process by filing the necessary paperwork. However, with an uncontested divorce, you can also submit an agreement with the court that details the following:

  • Which of you will receive which property or assets, including vehicles, homes, and more
  • Which of you will pay the debts—or both if applicable
  • Which of you will pay alimony and how much, as well as any provisions that will halt payment of alimony

You can also use an uncontested divorce to set a plan for child custody and support. A well laid out parenting plan within your paperwork can help to ease the process. Because all matters are clearly laid out and agreed upon, these types of divorces can be done quickly and without the uncertainty of a contested divorce.

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

If you’re considering a divorce, going the uncontested route provides you with significant benefits. For instance, you can:

  • Work together to ensure better communication after the dissolution
  • Get through matters quickly, effectively lowering the cost of the process
  • Keep your children away from the court system and contentious matters

Our Indianapolis divorce lawyers at Keffer Hirschauer LLP can help you understand if an uncontested divorce is the right option for you. We’ll work on your behalf to help you and your spouse work together for the most effective resolution for all parties involved.

Call us at (317) 857-0160 today to discuss your options.