What Is An Uncontested Divorce?

Often there is confusion about the difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce. Generally speaking, an uncontested divorce is usually based upon incompatibility and the parties have reached an overall consensus of how their property should be separated and how to handle custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and other issues. If both parties agree on all issues, it can save the parties money, emotional stress, and future abilities to communicate, which can be especially important if children are involved. If the parties disagree on any one issue, the divorce is contested.

The phrase “the devil is in the details” is one that can be applicable in most divorce cases. While the parties my have an overall general consensus on how the marriage should end, most have difficulty putting the general consensus into a detailed divorce agreement. In addition to the divorce agreement, there are many other required forms which must be completed exactly right in order to obtain an uncontested divorce. When you also take into account the fact that different judges have different requirements, even an uncontested divorce can become very complicated to anyone who does not practice divorce law on a regular basis.

The attorneys at Russo, White & Keller have practiced divorce law on a daily basis for well over 25 years. We are more than qualified to assist you in preparing a comprehensive settlement agreement and obtaining an uncontested divorce. We can streamline the process and prepare the necessary paperwork so that you don’t even go to court.

Hire an experienced, effective and dedicated divorce attorney. Call the Law Office of Russo, White & Keller at (205) 833-2589 for immediate assistance or email us today to set up an appointment for your FREE initial consultation.