5 Common Ways To Avoid Uncontested Divorce

There are many different ways to avoid uncontested divorce, and some of them may surprise you. This blog post will talk about five common ways that an uncontested divorce can be avoided.

1) If you are married, don’t separate.

This may seem quite obvious to some people, but it is not always the case that a couple separates before getting divorced. If you simply do not move out, there can be no uncontested divorce because your spouse cannot get one without an address for service of process on you.

If you can refrain from separating at least until your divorce is final, there will be no uncontested divorce because the court will not grant one without an address on file.

2) Never file for divorce.

It may seem like an exaggeration, but in some jurisdictions, if you never actually file for a divorce, there can be no uncontested divorce because your spouse cannot get one without the ability to serve process on you, which they will not have if you don’t ever file papers with the court.

3) Try mediation instead of litigation.

If you and your spouse can come to an agreement about everything, then there will be no uncontested divorce because the court cannot grant one if both parties do not agree upon all issues. It is another reason why couples should meet with professionals like divorce mediators before taking their case to trial.

4) Make sure your divorce is uncontested.

If you are the only one who files for a divorce, then there can be no uncontested divorce because it takes two to tango, and if one spouse never actually opens up that dance floor by filing papers with the court, then their partner cannot file either which means there will be no way to meet any of the requirements a court might have for an uncontested divorce.

5) If you are going through a divorce and there is even the slightest chance that it will be contested, then do not file your papers because if you cannot meet any of the requirements of an uncontested divorce, then your spouse may end up with everything they want (and more) by default.

A skilled family lawyer can help you better in this regard. Talk to someone on your contact list or visit Marshall & Taylor PLLC.

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