Divorce is difficult for everyone, but it does not need to be excessively stressful for couples whose decision to split is mutual.
If you and your spouse can agree on issues of property division and parenting plans, then there is no need to battle one another in front of a judge. An uncontested divorce allows you to end your marriage without undue hassle and heartache.
Save time and money
Divorce can take months or years, and court costs can quickly cut into your dividable assets. When opting for an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse can reach an agreement through mediation or settlement negotiations. The process is much faster and less expensive than a traditional divorce.
Keep control of your case
A contested divorce case allows a judge to make decisions for you and your spouse that impact your family’s future based on information presented in court. If you and your ex are capable of communication and collaboration, you can ensure a fair and mutually beneficial outcome, without giving up control.
Maintain healthy relationships
Deciding to end your marriage does not necessarily mean you wish to sever ties completely. If you share children or have close in-law relationships, then it may be in your best interest to preserve those bonds. Dignity and respect during your divorce can set you up for positive co-parenting and perhaps a supportive friendship after the proceedings are final.
When researching your divorce options, it is important to understand Florida family law and how your decisions during this tough time will affect your family for a long time to come.