While some people in Florida think that getting divorced always involves bitter litigation in court, many couples are able to end their marriages amicably through an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses must talk with each other to negotiate an agreement. They can file their divorce agreement in court, and then the judge orders the final divorce decree. Getting an uncontested divorce offers several benefits as compared to litigating unresolved issues in court.
Reduced costs and less time
In an uncontested divorce, the spouses negotiate everything between themselves until they come to an agreement. This includes issues such as child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support and how they will divide their assets and debts. Reaching an agreement on all of the aspects of a divorce is much less expensive than engaging in protracted litigation in court. Obtaining an uncontested divorce is also faster than fighting in court.
More satisfaction with the outcome
People who go through an uncontested divorce are often happier with the outcome than they might have been if they allowed a judge to decide for them. This is because they have control over how the issues are resolved rather than leaving the decision up to a judge who does not know them. People who can resolve issues by talking with each other are also more likely to get along together after their divorces are final.
Divorce is not easy for most people. However, it is possible for many couples to work together to create a divorce agreement that will protect both of their interests. People who believe that they might be able to reach a full agreement with their spouses to end their marriages amicably may want to talk to an experienced divorce attorney about the collaborative divorce process.