When most people think of a divorce they think about a long drawn out process with plenty of fighting and name calling. However, it doesn’t always have to be like that. Obviously, in the majority of cases the parties cannot come to an agreement because that is precisely the reason they are getting a divorce. In the cases where the parties can meet in the middle though they can go through what is called an uncontested divorce. The uncontested divorce versus the contested divorce is normally, much cheaper and quicker.
Uncontested Divorce Process
The process required for an uncontested divorce is quite simple. The basic idea is that both parties agree to the terms of the divorce and they are simply entering into an agreement stating the terms that they agree to. There are some other divorce requirements that can be waived such as divorce education and the waiting period but in essence the parties just sign the agreement and wait for the court to approve it.
Contested Divorce Process
In a contested divorce the whole process is focused on coming up with the ultimate agreement, or the divorce decree. Both parties will put forth the things they think they should get concerning, custody, alimony, property, etc… and there may also be temporary order hearings, mediation, as well as other things but in the end the court is going to make a decision as to what the terms are of the agreement.
Ogden Divorce Lawyer | Northern Utah Family Law Practice
Regardless of your circumstances, whether you think you qualify for an uncontested divorce or not, the lawyers at Ogden Divorce Law can help you. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of divorce clients and we know how to deal with the problems and issues that arise. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.