What Is An Uncontested Divorce?
Typically, divorce ends with both spouses are at each other’s throats arguing over marital property and asset distribution, child custody and support, and alimony. Alternately, uncontested divorce, also known as a “simple divorce,” is a divorce where both spouses agree on all sensitive issues to terminate their marriage effectively and conclusively.
If all of the requirements are met for an uncontested divorce, the most important factor that determines if a divorce is truly “uncontested” is whether “fault” is an issue. Alabama recognizes both fault and no-fault divorce.
Grounds for no-fault include:
- Voluntary abandonment
- Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
Grounds for fault include:
- Habitual alcohol and drug usage
- Domestic violence or child abuse
- Incurable insanity
- Living apart for two years or more
The Benefits Of Uncontested Divorce In Alabama
Pursuing an uncontested divorce is very cost-effective for divorcing couples. An uncontested divorce can lower the amount of frustration, stress and conflict between both parties. With fewer demands for information going back and forth and less time arguing between lawyers and judges, the conflict between the two parties is substantially minimized.
The expedient process also includes lowered court costs and attorney bills. And, with fewer proceedings and less legal squabbling, uncontested divorce is granted more quickly compared to when a spouse contests a divorce.
Skilled, Experienced Birmingham Divorce Attorney
At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, attorney Richelle Gossman has over 15 years of family law experience. She has handled both contested and uncontested divorce for Birmingham couples in all different situations. She provides personalized attention every step of the way, helping to expedite the process.
Find out how she can help you. She provides flat-fee divorce rates for all uncontested divorce.
For more information, contact Richelle today. Call 205-498-7455 to set up a free consultation.
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