It is not often that couples are able to have an uncontested divorce, but it certainly does happen. Even if you believe that will be the case for you, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney and discuss all of the current issues and future scenarios. That way you can be well aware of your rights and see that you are properly protected as you move forward in your life. An uncontested divorce means that both parties have reached an agreement as to all matters involved with their dissolution of marriage.
If even one issue is in dispute, a divorce becomes contested. Do not think you can go it alone just because you think that your divorce will be uncontested. The divorce attorneys in Wesley Chapel, FL of Glenn & Phanco, P.A. will counsel you, represent you and file the appropriate documents, in the complete, concise and accurate manner. Your spouse may or may not use the services of an attorney too, but as attorneys, we are only able to represent one side of the legal action.
It is important to recognize that hiring an attorney does not mean that the divorce will turn contested; in fact, hiring an attorney can calm the situation by providing sound legal advice and reasonable expectations.
Pros and Cons of Uncontested Divorce
Many couples may start the divorce process thinking they will have an uncontested divorce because they believe that generally they agree on everything. However, most times they will find they haven’t really addressed all the issues and just assumed certain things without considering all the details. In some cases, uncontested divorces can and do work to the distinct advantage of both spouses. Typically both parties save time, money, and energy, while lessening the emotional upheaval. Should both spouses approach the details that need to be resolved at the very beginning of the process in a practical and rational way, a divorce using a Wesley Chapel uncontested divorce attorney can be a sound option.
Keep in mind though, that sometimes an uncontested divorce can result in disadvantages to one of the parties. This happens when one spouse convinces the other not to get attorneys involved and believe they will be able to work out all the finer points themselves. The spouse who agrees to this may later find that they gave up many important benefits and assets. Because of this, Wesley Chapel uncontested divorce lawyers of Glenn & Phanco, P.A. always recommend legal representation for divorce, even if you believe your divorce will be completely amicable.
Divorce can be complicated. Filing the necessary forms in a timely manner without errors and omissions is confusing and difficult for someone who is not a legal professional. Don’t go it alone or be caught off guard agreeing to something that will negatively impact your future. Yes, uncontested divorces are possible and make good sense in certain situations. Before you go any further, speak with family law attorneys of Glenn & Phanco, P.A. We will make sure you take the right steps and are legally protected.