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How you and your spouse can achieve an uncontested divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | Divorce |

Divorce can be a challenging process, especially when disagreements arise between spouses. However, achieving an uncontested divorce can streamline the process and lead to a quicker and more amicable resolution.

By following a few key steps, you and your spouse can navigate this challenging time and reach an uncontested divorce agreement.

Open communication

Effective communication is key to resolving conflicts amicably. Start by sitting down with your spouse and discussing your respective needs, concerns and goals for the divorce process. Listen attentively to each other and strive to find common ground where possible.

Compromise and collaboration

Divorce often requires compromise from both parties. Instead of approaching negotiations with a winner-takes-all mindset, focus on finding solutions that work for both of you. Be willing to give and take, and consider creative solutions that meet both of your needs. Collaborating on decisions regarding assets, property division and child custody can lead to a more equitable and satisfactory outcome for both parties.

Seek mediation

Mediation can be a valuable tool for resolving disputes outside of court. A neutral third-party mediator can help facilitate productive discussions between you and your spouse, guiding you toward mutually acceptable solutions. Mediation allows you to retain control over the outcome of your divorce and can often lead to faster and less costly resolutions compared to traditional litigation.

Prioritize your children’s well-being

If you have children, their well-being should be a top priority throughout the divorce process. Work together with your spouse to create a parenting plan that promotes stability and consistency for your children. Keep their routines and schedules in mind when making decisions about custody and visitation arrangements.

Statistics suggest that more than 90% of divorces are uncontested, but many start out as being contentious. Like many other divorcing couples, you and your spouse can achieve an uncontested divorce that is quicker and more cost-effective than the alternative.