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What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce can be the most straightforward of divorces. With an uncontested divorce, both parties have agreed on the terms of the divorce, including, but not limited to, the division of assets and debts, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony), and parenting time.
Compromise is key when approaching an uncontested divorce. Both parties must have an understanding that working together is often the best solution. The better the communication and compromise, the more favorable the outcome to both parties.
If both parties act amicably, the chances of a successful divorce are high. Many of the issues that can complicate a divorce can be worked out, and costly drawn-out negotiations and court hearings can be avoided.
Issues to Adress in Uncontested Divorce
- Who gets legal custody of children
- Who gets physical custody of children
- Parenting Time agreement
- Basic child support agreement
- How medical support will be taken care of
- How childcare support will be handled
- Who will get to claim income tax exemptions
- How assets and debt will be divided
- Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
- Attorney costs
If my Divorce is Uncontested, Do I Still Need a Lawyer?
An uncontested divorce is less complicated than a contested divorce, but it is still wise to have an attorney help you through the process of drafting and filing divorce papers. Uncontested divorces should have less costs involved than a contested divorce because both parties are in agreement and there is less that has to be worked out. Having an attorney in an uncontested divorce can help reduce the stress that is already involved when getting a divorce. Having an advocate on your side helps to get through the emotional process of divorce.
The attorneys at Jeddeloh & Snyder PA have been handling divorce cases for over thirty years. We have earned our reputation as trusted divorce attorneys. We are here to help you through the process of an uncontested divorce in Minnesota.
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