In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree to all the terms of the divorce settlement without needing the court's intervention. Both parties and their attorneys work together to address and resolve all issues of the divorce, including property division, child support, child custody and alimony.
Once the divorcing spouses and their attorneys have come to an agreement, or divorce settlement, the spouses should only have to appear in court one time, to have the judge go over and validate their settlement deal.
The main advantage of going through with an uncontested divorce is that all involved parties save time, money and energy. However, an uncontested divorce only works if both parties are willing to negotiate. If negotiations fall through, then a contested divorce may be the only option.
Elaine Berkeley has over 15 years’ experience dealing with complicated family law issues. If you are in the Woodlands, Conroe or the Houston area and are having issues finalizing an uncontested divorce, contact Hopkins Centrich to speak personally with a family law attorney.