About An Uncontested Divorce
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Not all divorces are contested. If both you and your soon-to-be former spouse are in agreement on all of the issues of the separation, then an uncontested divorce is the most cost-effective and efficient approach to getting divorced. Uncontested divorces are civilized and respectful, which can be a refreshing change, especially when children are involved. The attorneys at Divorce Mediation Group can help you move on amicably and get a fresh start without the bitter battles and feelings of anger that stereotypically define divorce.

We mediate uncontested divorces across Hampden County including  Springfield, Agawam, West Springfield, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Westfield, Chicopee,  Northampton, Holyoke, Wilbraham, Palmer, and communities throughout Massachusetts.

Do I Still Need A Lawyer In An Uncontested Divorce?

To obtain an uncontested divorce in court,  both parties must agree on everything, including but not limited to:

  • Division of assets and debts
  • What to do with your marital home
  • Custody arrangements, including parenting time and child support
  • Alimony and spousal support
  • Health and life insurance

By contrast, a contested divorce means that you and your partner are unable to reach a resolution on your own, and you need the court to intervene to finalize a decision.

Even when both parties agree on the required elements, there are still pitfalls that can derail the process, and having an attorney who represents your interests can help you avoid expensive mistakes and inconvenient delays.

When you schedule a case evaluation with Divorce Mediation Group, an attorney will walk you through the process and help you begin taking the next legal steps toward a dissolution of the marriage.

Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce

With an uncontested divorce, there is no trial, and you don’t have to attend multiple court hearings. You are only required to attend one hearing where the judge will confirm that your agreement meets the basic requirements for a divorce. The judge will also review any arrangements regarding children to ensure their best interests are met.

There are four significant benefits of an uncontested divorce:

1. Saves time. Because an uncontested divorce is faster, you’ll save a lot of time. Instead of arguments dragging on for months, you’ll expedite the process and move on with your life.

2. Saves money. Conflict is expensive. Arguing over who gets what can result in an ever-climbing number of billable hours for attorneys that causes your piece of the pie to get smaller. An uncontested divorce can be a fraction of the cost of a contested divorce.

3. Reduces stress. Just because you do not want to spend the rest of your life with your spouse doesn’t mean you have to walk away from the table with bitter feelings towards each other. By compromising and agreeing on how to divide assets and other logistics, you can close this chapter of your life knowing that you behaved with poise and grace and perhaps ensure a future cordial relationship with your former spouse which will benefit you and the children.

4. Regain control. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse control the outcome.  If the divorce is contested, a judge will make decisions for you, and neither you nor your spouse can control the Court.

Contact Divorce Mediation Group To Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Lawyer

Though an uncontested divorce is almost always faster and easier than a contested divorce, it’s not always the best solution. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for getting a divorce, and concealment of assets, abuse, or unfair expectations can make reaching an agreement impractical or impossible.

With many years of experience, the attorneys at Divorce Mediation Group have been helping spouses determine the most appropriate way to proceed in a divorce. Contact us to discuss your situation.

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Divorce Mediation is better for children. The divorcing parents remain in charge of their children’s interests and needs, and are able to construct a cooperative parenting plan without turning the children’s futures over to judges and lawyers. It is a more private and confidential process. Private lives and family finances are not paraded before the public.

Attorney Michael Frazee
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An alternative you should explore

Divorce Mediation is a much less stressful emotional experience than the traditional divorce process. Working together with a skilled mediator in a negotiation process results in much less animosity and ill will than the protracted confrontation that may occur between adversarial lawyers and their clients. The shortened time duration of the process as well as the considerably lower cost of mediation, also contribute to a lower level of emotional stress.

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