You may have heard the terms “contested divorce” or “uncontested divorce”, but it may not be clear what these terms mean.
- A contested divorce means that two people cannot agree on one or more terms of a divorce, leading them to seek legal advice and often a visit to court for a judge to rule on various topics.
- An uncontested divorce is one in which couples primarily agree on all major factors surrounding their divorce, avoiding expensive legal fees and visits to court.
Your next question might be the ways in which you can get as close to an uncontested divorce as possible. Fortunately, there is one easy solution: the collaborative family law process.
With collaborative family law, many separated couples can come to an agreement about all of the topics that are most important to them, such as division of property, child decision-making responsibility, and joint financial obligations, without going to court. Working with a team of legal, family, and financial professionals, divorcing spouses can civilly work through their questions and concerns and come to an agreement. This format for an uncontested divorce not only saves families from mental and emotional turmoil, but it can also save money on court costs and other legal fees.
If you and your spouse are separated and/or considering a divorce, talking to our collaborative family law members at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region may be a good solution when you want to work through an uncontested divorce. We have a team of experienced professionals who will work with you and your spouse to achieve your goals in the most fair and amicable way possible.