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How uncontested divorce works

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2024 | Divorce |

Divorce is not usually an easy process, and many Georgia couples will have disagreements over common divorce issues like asset division, child custody, and spousal support. If a couple can agree to divorce terms, they may be able to have an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce can be completed much more quickly and is usually less stressful for everyone involved.  

When can an uncontested divorce work? 

If a couple decides mutually to end their marriage and neither party has negative feelings toward the other, an uncontested divorce can work. Both parties can work together to negotiate terms and decide on how they wish to proceed with determining issues like post-divorce housing, parenting schedules when minor children are involved, and division of assets, along with payments of debts. For this to work, both parties must be willing to compromise. 

Communication and cooperation are important if one wants to make the divorce process easier. An uncontested divorce means that one won’t have to spend as much time in court when compared to a contested divorce. Once terms are negotiated, the court will review the documents and finalize the divorce if the negotiated terms abide by the laws in the state.  

Legal advice is helpful 

Even when one is going through an uncontested divorce it can be beneficial to work with an attorney. An attorney can help one understand one’s rights and negotiate fairly with the other party. Georgia residents who are considering divorce may wish to speak with a family law attorney before proceeding forward with the process.  


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