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Uncontested divorces can end your marriage sooner and save money

An uncontested divorce is usually the fastest way to end a marriage. In this type of divorce, you and your ex have to decide on all aspects of the divorce. This is something that can streamline the process so that you can save time and money.

The uncontested divorce starts with you and your ex agreeing on why the marriage is ending. If you can't agree on this point, you won't have an uncontested divorce. But, there are other points to think about if you want to end your marriage in this manner.

You will also need to determine who is going to get what assets and cover what debts. You have to decide on all child support and child custody matters so that all of this can be included in the divorce paperwork. There can't be any aspect of the divorce settlement that is left out if you plan to file this type of divorce.

This type of divorce might be beneficial to military personnel who might have to deploy soon and don't want the divorce looming over them while they are gone. Of course, you will have to make sure that you know you've covered all the bases in this case. The last thing that you need is to find out that something is missing while you are halfway around the world.

There is another advantage to think about when you are trying to decide if you want to work with your ex on an uncontested divorce -- privacy. Since divorce trials are public records unless you can have them sealed, an uncontested divorce will likely put less of your business out there since you don't have to go through a trial.

Source: FindLaw, "Uncontested Divorce," accessed Aug. 11, 2017

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