An "uncontested divorce" refers to a divorce that settles out of court. According to Forbes, 90% of divorces are uncontested divorces, as going to court often costs more money than its worth. However, that doesn't mean uncontested divorces don't include drama and extra expenses. Learn more about getting an uncontested divorce. How do you initiate an uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce generally occurs when both parties have come to an agreement regarding finances and child custody.
Hello. My name is Stephanie Laurel. I have recently been through a divorce, and although I don’t wish it on anyone, I do wish that everyone could come out of the proceedings feeling they have been taken care of. My husband and I had been married twenty-eight years. We have four children, two of which are still under eighteen years of age. We owned the home we lived in and had a vacation home in a different state. We are civilized people, we get along fairly well considering, but no matter how much we thought we could go through the divorce process without lawyers, it wasn't possible. We each hired a divorce attorney to represent us. Most of the negotiations went well, but when we hit a rough spot the attorneys took over. Thank goodness. I’m going to share more about the experience and hope it helps you.