The Pros and Cons of an Uncontested Divorce

divorce lawyer colmar pennsylvaniaOverview of Uncontested Divorce

When it comes to ending a marriage, it isn’t a simple process. However, it can be with the help of an experienced attorney from Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. in Colmar, PA. When spouses are civil and agree on issues relating to divorce such as child custody, child support, or assets division, the process may be easily resolved. This is known as an uncontested divorce.

Pros of an Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces offer spouses the opportunity to end their marriage discreetly and without contention. The biggest benefit is the cost. An uncontested divorce stays uncontested, which means it’s the most cost-effective way to divorce. If the conflict remains low, the divorce is resolved quickly. This means it is easier to deal with, more private and likely for spouses to keep more of their assets and out of the hands of professionals.

Cons of an Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces can be a bad idea when one spouse bullies the other to do things their way. If there is an issue of control or in severe cases, domestic violence or abuse, this may not be the best way to resolve a divorce. This divorce is also bad when the parties aren’t able to talk to each other without fighting. If your spouse refuses to discuss divorce matters without a screaming match, you should move forward with a contested divorce. This also holds true if you and your spouse have an interest in certain property or marital assets such as the family home.

How Uncontested Divorces Work

When it comes to an uncontested divorce, retaining an experienced attorney can be beneficial, especially considering each party will have unique, individualized interests. In an uncontested divorce, an attorney cannot represent both parties. In most cases, in order to get started with an uncontested divorce, specific paperwork must be prepared including a Divorce Complaint along with a Property Settlement Agreement and other forms. Once both parties have reviewed and agreed upon the terms of the Property Settlement Agreement, it may be signed.

Divorce Laws in Pennsylvania

In order to file for divorce in Pennsylvania, one of the two spouses must have lived in the state for at least six months before filing. The party bringing the action must file for the divorce in the county in which he or she lives. Pennsylvania has no-fault and fault divorces. In a no-fault divorce, both parties agree to divorce because the marriage is irrevocable. In a fault divorce, one spouse alleges the other spouse is to blame.

Contact a Colmar Family Law Attorney for a Consultation About Divorce in Pennsylvania Today

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you have already started the divorce process and are dealing with another matter such as child custody, child support, or division of assets, you need to speak with a qualified attorney. The Pennsylvania family law attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford represent clients throughout the state, including Newtown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Ambler and King of Prussia. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests, and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at 215-822-7575 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 2605 N Broad St, Colmar, PA 18915, as well as an office located in Newtown, PA.

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