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Are there financial advantages to an uncontested divorce?

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2019 | Divorce |

Ohio residents have many concerns when they are going through a divorce. You may worry about gaining custody of your children or how child support will be calculated. The length of time it takes for the divorce to be finalized is another common worry. Of course, you are likely to also be concerned about how much your divorce will cost and the long-term financial impact of your divorce. It may interest you to learn that the divorce option you choose may also have financial ramifications.

If you take your divorce to court, you may find it reassuring that the judge will examine your case thoroughly. However, traditional litigation is also known to be costly, especially if you and your spouse have significant disputes. The longer you fight in court, the more your divorce is likely to cost. Instead, you and your spouse may decide to pursue an uncontested divorce. Amicable methods, such as mediation and collaborative law, are known to have numerous advantages over litigation, according to FindLaw.

For example, there may simply be a flat fee for a mediated divorce. Uncontested divorces also typically take less time than it does to resolve disputes in court, which can result in your avoiding rising attorneys’ fees. Finally, you and your spouse may be able to reach solutions to property division and other issues that you find mutually agreeable and cost-effective.

Deciding on a divorce method requires careful consideration. Therefore, this information is not meant to replace the advice of a lawyer.


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