Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Washington State

What is Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is a type of divorce where spouses agree on all the major issues. There are usually some details to work through, but in an uncontested case an agreement is reached early on, typically before any paperwork is filed with the court.

This type of divorce allows couples to reach an agreement on all aspects of the divorce without going to court, including division of property, child custody and support, and spousal support. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way for couples to end their marriage if they can agree on the details.

An agreement can be reached informally between the spouses, through early mediation or by one spouse hiring an uncontested divorce attorney. Generally, an uncontested case means both spouses agreed to the divorce terms outside of the court system.

People refer to uncontested divorce in many ways such as agreed divorce, amicable divorce and mutual divorce. The common theme of each is a peaceful and low conflict divorce.

Choosing the Most Amicable Route

Conventional divorce is grueling and may take a toll on you emotionally and financially. Uncontested divorces are often much easier, both in terms of emotional and financial strain. With an uncontested divorce, both parties come to an agreement on all matters without the need for costly court proceedings or adversarial posturing. 

This can save time and money and reduce the emotional burden of a long, drawn-out court process. Additionally, having control over the terms of your divorce can make it less difficult on you emotionally as you have a greater say in how things will play out.

An uncontested divorce can be a better option when compared to conventional divorce due to its speed, reduced cost, and the relief of emotional stress it can offer couples going through a separation. It may not be suitable for every couple, but if there are no disagreements between spouses, it can be a much more amicable way to end the marriage. 

Ultimately, it’s important to consider all options when deciding which type of divorce is right for you.

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Major Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

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No Court Dates
In Washington, if you reach an agreement you can finalize your divorce without going to court. Uncontested divorces can be less emotionally taxing since there is no need for adversarial arguments or posturing between spouses. This speeds up the process and reduces costs.
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Low Cost Solution
Uncontested divorces are typically much less expensive than contested ones since there is no need for costly court proceedings or lengthy negotiations between spouses. On average, contested divorce costs over $27,000, and an uncontested divorce costs less than 10% of that.
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Fast Process
An uncontested divorce can be filed in as little as two weeks and processed by the court after the 90 day waiting period ends, versus the typical 6–12 month timeline for a contested divorce. Once an agreement is reached your paperwork can be ready and filed with the court in a few days.
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