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The advantages of an uncontested divorce

Couples eligible for uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania usually need to have resolved and agreed upon most basic issues relating to their divorces -- like property division, child custody, child support and spousal support.

Let's take a look at some of the common benefits of this variety of divorce proceeding:

They happen faster: Uncontested divorces begin the same way contested divorces do -- by one spouse filing his or her divorce papers. However, uncontested divorce proceedings happen faster -- and with streamlined paperwork. This paperwork involves spouses submitting their already-agreed-upon child custody and property division information to the court for approval. The paperwork also includes a statement that describes the grounds being citing for the uncontested proceedings.

They're cheaper: Perhaps the greatest benefit of an uncontested divorce is the cost savings. Couples can benefit from getting their divorce done with lower court fees and lower attorneys' fees.

They're more peaceful and harmonious: There are psychological benefits as well. Uncontested divorces usually proceed in a way that's more peaceful, with less conflict and less psychological trauma for spouses as well as their children.

They're more private: Divorce is a public affair as it's part of the public record. However, since less information gets disclosed in an uncontested divorce, spouses can benefit from keeping things they may not want to share out of their proceedings.

Uncontested divorces are easier, faster, cheaper, less stressful, and more private than contested divorces. Who wouldn't want one? Due to the many benefits, you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse may want to explore your options for an uncontested divorce process.

Source: FindLaw, "Uncontested Divorce," accessed Nov. 24, 2017

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