What Are The Advantages Of An Uncontested Divorce?
While litigation comes to mind for many people when they discuss divorce, not every divorce is escalated to that point. Going to court can be expensive and, for many people, unnecessary. At Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, we will work hard to find a more efficient and effective way to get you through the dissolution of your marriage.
Whether you’re thinking about filing for divorce or you’ve already started the process, call our office today to discuss how we can help you.
Let Us Help You Understand The Advantages Of Uncontested Divorce
The attorneys at Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, have experience in a wide range of divorce and family law situations, including complex property division cases involving ownership of businesses, division of retirement accounts and other matters. We are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for you.
We provide effective legal counsel and powerful advocacy to clients involved in all types of divorce:
- Uncontested divorce: When the parties are able to move through the divorce proceedings and come to an agreement without litigation, it’s often referred to as an uncontested divorce. Dissolving a marriage can be expensive, even if you haven’t been married for long. Using mediation and the guidance of experienced family law attorneys can help couples save money and get through the divorce process quickly.
- Contested divorce: When a couple cannot amicably resolve their divorce, litigation in divorce court is necessary. Litigation can quickly become highly contentious, and it may take months before even one issue can be resolved. Not only is litigation more emotionally draining and stressful, but it tends to be much more expensive due to the amount of time it takes to resolve the divorce through litigation. While the case may eventually settle, the litigation process, including discovery and disclosure pertaining to the issues in dispute, will be necessary.
- Divorce through mediation: During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator who will assist you in trying to resolve issues such as child custody, child support, property division and alimony/spousal maintenance. The mediator will not issue a ruling, but rather will help foster communication between you and your spouse and help you work through any differences so you’re able to settle your divorce without the need for expensive litigation. Mediation is frequently much less stressful and emotionally draining than a divorce litigated in court. It is also much more cost-effective than litigation.