Not all Pennsylvania divorces are the same. Some divorces are long, expensive, and painful court proceedings while others are relatively quiet and quick procedures. One way to end your marriage quietly and quickly is to do so through an uncontested divorce – if it is appropriate for you.
When Uncontested Divorces May be Appropriate
Generally, uncontested divorces are used by Pennsylvania couples who agree on the terms of their divorce or who have relatively simple divorces without children or significant assets or debts.
The Potential Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
Many of the benefits of an uncontested divorce come in the savings for the parties. For example, the divorcing couple will likely save time, as uncontested divorces do not have to wait for trial. Additionally, the divorcing couple will likely save money because they do not need to pay attorneys to take their case to trial. Furthermore, the couple may save their co-parenting or working relationship if they will continue to share parenting or work responsibilities after their marriage has ended.
Finally, soon to be ex-spouses may save themselves stress and anxiety by working out their own settlement rather than relying on a judge who doesn’t know them to impose his or her terms on such an intimate and important matter.
If you believe that an uncontested divorce may be appropriate for you then please contact a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer today to discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of uncontested divorces and to make sure that all of your legal rights are protected.