Some marriages run their course and both parties simply agree that they will do better going their separate ways, as some West Virginia couples will discover. In those cases, the parties might be looking for a divorce option that is quick, cost-effective and simple. They can find this in an uncontested divorce.
Why should you choose an uncontested divorce?
When both parties agree that they want to part ways and they have no disagreements over the division of property, child custody, child support, or alimony, they can choose to have an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce is quicker and cost-effective. Uncontested divorce also presents fewer opportunities for conflict between the parties.
Who can be eligible for and benefit from an uncontested divorce?
Not all couples are eligible for an uncontested divorce. Some of the requirements include:
- Mutual agreement to the divorce
- No unresolved child custody and support issues
- Property division and spousal support agreements in place
However, when couples are able to work out all those issues and both agree to the divorce, the uncontested route might be for them. In an uncontested divorce, couples can fill out and submit the required forms, with the assistance of their respective lawyers, expediting the process and saving money on what could otherwise be a lengthy divorce including court appearances and negotiation sessions.
Uncontested divorce: case studies
A couple in their thirties, who were high school sweethearts, might have reached the end of a marriage that was full of infidelity. They have grown apart and both agree that they want to continue their lives separately. An uncontested divorce might be the best option for them, both because it can be done quickly and because it can save them money.
A couple in their forties, with two kids, have decided to end their marriage in a civil and amicable manner. They are willing to work together to figure out child custody, support and the division of property, including retirement accounts. They can choose an uncontested divorce, which will create less tension and allow them and their family to move forward quickly.