This is the next post in my article on obtaining an uncontested divorce in Melbourne, Florida. My last article discussed the uncontested divorce process. While the process may seem straightforward, it is important to remember that if an issue is not properly included in the divorce settlement then the parties may have to return to Court at a later date. By retaining counsel, you help to improve the chances of your matter being handled correctly. In this article I will discuss the benefits of going through the uncontested process. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
The first benefit of the uncontested process is that it can save parties a great deal of time and money. While a contested divorce can last from months to well over a year, the uncontested process can be completed within a matter of weeks. Such a case can also often be completed for a relatively low fee while litigating a disputed matter can lead to extensive discovery costs and ongoing legal bills. Furthermore, these bills can often be avoided as, unfortunately, many spouses go to Court over issues where the outcome is something which could have been agreed upon in advance. In other words, the uncontested process can keep you from spending time and money just to end up in the same place you would have finished anyway.
Another benefit of the uncontested process is that it can reduce the amount of tension between the soon to be divorced spouses. If children are involved, then it is important to remember that there will be a need to co-parent on an ongoing basis. For obvious reasons, many ex-spouses have a difficult time seeing eye to eye on parenting issues right after they have gone through a contentious divorce. By setting yourself up to be on better terms with your soon to be ex, you help to ensure a better environment for agreeing on issues when it comes to education, religious upbringing, and other issues with which many divorced parents struggle. The more parents are able to get along then the better it generally is for children.
A final benefit of this process is that it allows you to get on with your life faster. It goes without saying that someone can feel as if they are in proverbial limbo if they are waiting for their marriage to end. Waiting for the end of a case can delay moving to a new location, looking for a new job, exploring the dating market, etc. By getting the process over with sooner you put yourself in a better position to move on with life.
If you are considering an uncontested divorce then contact my office today to speak with a Melbourne lawyer. I practice heavily in the area of family law and I understand that these are vital decisions in your life. My office will give your case the attention it deserves. Call today or schedule an appointment online. We also serve the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.