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Have you considered having a no-contest divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2024 | Divorce

You do not have to endure a lengthy and contentious legal battle to settle your divorce in New Jersey. A no-contest divorce, also known as an uncontested divorce, is an alternative if you can agree on the terms of your divorce with your spouse.

In a no-contest divorce, you and your spouse collaborate to reach an agreement on pertinent issues such as asset division, child custody and support and alimony. You can either do it yourselves or engage a neutral third party, like a mediator, to help you reach a consensus on issues you disagree about.

The benefits of a no-contest divorce

An uncontested divorce can save time and money compared to a contested divorce, where disagreements may lead to prolonged legal proceedings. It can also be less stressful and more amicable, as it allows the divorcing couple to maintain control over the outcome of the divorce rather than leaving things in the hands of a judge.

Divorce court proceedings and rulings are generally accessible to the public, which may not be what you want. A no-contest divorce can offer much-needed privacy as many of the details of your divorce settlement do not need to be laid out in court. 

Additionally, a no-contest divorce can be less emotionally taxing than a contested divorce. By working together to reach an agreement, you can often avoid the anger and resentment common in a litigated divorce. This can ease the divorce process for everyone, especially if there are children involved.

Take proactive measures to protect your interests

An uncontested divorce may require minimal court intervention, but you should not overlook the need for legal guidance. You do not want to agree to terms not in your best interests or miss crucial issues that may affect the final settlement.

Reaching out for legal assistance can help you navigate the process, protect your rights and ensure a fair, legally binding agreement.