An uncontested divorce is where both spouses agree to divorce, and have no outstanding disagreements. It is the way that most people like to divorce. The reason being that it is not only simple and inexpensive, but it also offers you and your spouse the chance to end your marriage quietly and with dignity. This works with spouses that decide to avoid, or not take into account, divorce issues such as maintenance and property division. That is what we mean by an uncontested divorce, which is one where the spouses can reach a decision as to the terms of the divorce without going to trial. This allows the spouses to move more quickly through the courts unlike contested divorces. Overall, the process of an uncontested divorce is going to save both spouses time, money, and stress, especially when children are involved.
Uncontested divorce cases are ideal for children of the marriage because they allow them to not become entangled in the process. The hostility and negative emotions that occur between spouses in a contested divorce only bring unnecessary stress and emotional trauma to the children. An uncontested divorce brings stability and continuity so that both parents can focus their attention on raising the children separately, but together through co-parenting, communication, and being consistent with best interests of the child.
This process also falls in compliance with California child custody laws, which put the children’s best interest as the most important factor. This is especially important when evaluating custody during the separation of whether to order joint or sole legal custody, physical custody and parenting time. Going through an uncontested divorce makes these processes stress and trauma free for both the children and both spouses.
If you need help with your contested or uncontested divorce, contact Thorsteinson Law Group, your trusted and experienced divorce and family law attorney.