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Uncontested Divorce: Advantages vs Disadvantages

If you are in the midst of a divorce, it can be a stressful and painful time for your family. However, if you and your spouse choose to have an uncontested divorce, it can take a little bit of pressure off the whole ordeal. Uncontested divorces are becoming more popular since it takes the ‘going to trial’ element out of the process. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse (with the help of your lawyer) divide your assets without the help of the court.


There are more advantages than just skipping through the court system. If you are considering an uncontested divorce, here are some things you can look forward to:

  • Uncontested divorces save you and your spouse money, which you could use for after your divorce, or for your kids.
  • If the conflict between you and your spouse is low, an uncontested divorce will keep it that way by keeping the argument out of the court.
  • Your problems and what arguments you may have will be in private between you, your spouse, and your lawyer.
  • If you come to disagreements, you can reason with one another easily. Negotiation becomes easier when in a more privatized situation.


Although there are many advantages, uncontested divorces may not be for everyone. Keep some of these disadvantages in mind when deciding how to handle your divorce.

  • Since all property must be divvied up between you and your spouse, assets like property, jointly owed money, and children may be awkward to work out.
  • Your lawyer cannot represent both you and your spouse in an uncontested divorce. They can either represent you or your spouse which could lead to one of you not having a lawyer and being at a disadvantage.

If you are going through a divorce, weighing your options, or have any questions about uncontested divorces, our experienced family law attorneys at BCN Law Firm would be happy to help

Call us at (352)-394-2103 to speak with one of our attorneys today!