If you and your spouse choose to move forward with an uncontested divorce, you will have to come to an agreement about a variety of issues. These include how you will share parenting time, decision-making responsibility, and parenting responsibilities (if you have children); the amount/duration of child or spousal support; how to divide debts; and how to divide your property, including your home, retirement accounts, etc.
After you come to an agreement regarding these issues, you do not have to go to court. Rather, you will simply file a series of forms outlining the agreements you made during your uncontested divorce regarding your property, debts, and children. This settlement will be approved by a judge, which should not be an issue unless the terms are unfair to one party or they were arranged when one spouse was under duress.
The most notable advantage of an uncontested divorce is the cost. Typically, this process costs much less than the contested divorce process, even with the involvement of our legal, family, and financial professionals at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region. In addition, staying out of the court system is a major benefit associated with the uncontested divorce process, as it can keep conflict to a minimum and move the divorce process forward.
Our professionals can discuss whether an uncontested divorce is a realistic option for your situation, and we can guide you throughout the duration of the process. For additional information or to schedule a consultation with any of our team members, contact us today.