Uncontested divorce in California is a good option for spouses who still get along and can agree, or work to an agreement quickly, on all issues surrounding the divorce. An uncontested divorce can save some time and legal costs, but it does require both spouses to work together which is often difficult.
Uncontested divorce means just what it sounds like, it’s a divorce that has no disagreement on issues. Issues such as who gets the primary assets, who gets custody of the children and all the way to who gets the dog are resolved and agreed on in a civilized manor.
A benefit of an uncontested divorce is that it is often considered less stressful on the children as well. This is because, as the name implies, the uncontested divorce by it’s nature involves less arguing and more agreement. Which is always better for children. Children need stability, and an uncontested divorce can offer a smoother divorce process. Additionally, California child custody law put the children’s best interest as the most important factor when evaluating whether to order joint or sole legal custody, physical custody and parenting time so it should be at the forefront of each parent’s priorities. A civilized agreement process shows that the parents are able to work in the best interest of their children and that will be a deciding factor in whether or not they can handle joint custody.
Although an uncontested divorce has its benefits for the separating spouses, but it is not for everyone. It requires each spouse to be in complete agreement on all issues and can be very difficult, or impossible, if there are deeper issues behind the divorce.
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