When it comes to divorce, you and your spouse are probably not on the best of terms. While sitting down and discussing how to amicably separate may not be on your priority list, it can make things much smoother in the long run, especially if you have children.
An uncontested divorce, also known as collaborative divorce, is when most of the details are agreements made between you and your spouse and then finalized by the court. The following are some of the benefits of having an uncontested divorce.
It is more cost-effective
According to U.S.News, uncontested divorces tend to be less expensive because you and your spouse handle most of the details of the arrangements. The nature of this type of divorce forces you and your spouse to work out the fine details including potential alimony payments, child support and the dividing of assets. Since the two of you are communicating to come up with these figures, your lawyer will not have to spend as much time working on your case. As a result, you may save a substantial amount of money.
It is easier on the children
Watching parents divorce is already hard enough for children as it is. When you add a bitter parent to the situation who lost everything in a divorce, this only amplifies the situation. By coming together to go over figures and monthly expenses, the goal is to make sure that all parties receive what they need to live as comfortably as possible. This will have a large impact on your children and how they view you, their other parent and conflict resolution in general.