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How can I make divorce less stressful?

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2020 | Divorce |

Divorce is often assumed to be a very stressful process, but this is not the case in all instances. There are certain divorces that seem to write themselves, and thus cause less stress.

Of course, if you have a very acrimonious relationship with your ex-spouse, it is likely that your divorce will be stressful on some level. However, if you have fewer disagreements with your ex-spouse, the divorce will be much smoother. According to Findlaw, uncontested divorces are less stressful than those that go through the entire trial process.

What is an uncontested divorce?

Essentially, an uncontested divorce is when neither party objects to the divorce itself or has financial grievances. In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree on things like child support, child custody, and spousal support. Property division is also not an issue in an uncontested divorce.

Since it is common for divorcing couples to have issues with at least one of these things, uncontested divorce is somewhat uncommon. However, it does appear, particularly in divorces that do not involve large amounts of property or children.

What are the negatives?

While an uncontested divorce may be appealing on a certain level, if you do happen to have grievances with your spouse, it is probably not the best idea. Uncontested divorces are far more expedient, but living with the consequences of not sticking up for yourself may outweigh this benefit. Particularly if you have children, it is important to understand the terms of child support and custody if you are seeking an uncontested divorce.

Before pursuing an uncontested divorce, make sure that you actually have no grievances. Again, this is comparatively rare.