Typically, divorce ends with both spouses at each other throats arguing over property and asset divison, child custody and support, and alimony. Uncontested divorce, also known as a “simple divorce,” is when both spouses agree on all sensitive issues to effectively and conclusively terminate their marriage.
If all of the requirements are met for an uncontested divorce, the most important factor which 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 abuse
- Incurable insanity
- Living a part for two years
Uncontested divorce results in huge savings in divorce costs. Even though it’s best to seek legal representation from an experienced divorce attorney, the expedient process includes lowered court costs and attorney bills. With fewer proceedings and less legal squabbling, uncontested divorces is granted more quickly compared with contested divorce.
Despite experiencing some sort of conflict whenever any kind of divorce occurs, proceeding with 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, conflict between the two parties are substantially minimized.Retain Legal Services From Our Birmingham Divorce Attorney
At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, our founding attorney, Richelle Gossman, has acquired more than eight years of experience helping clients resolve their divorce and family law issues. Our firm is prepared to give you the personalized attention necessary to help make this entire divorce process as fast and painless as possible. Let us navigate through the legal proceedings on your behalf and help you start a new chapter in life.
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