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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Sep 27, 2013

There are several advantages to filing for an uncontested divorce in Arizona. The terms of an uncontested divorce maintain both parties agreeing to prearranged terms, forgoing the presence of a court to make unbiased rulings. Not only is this form of divorce less expensive, if both partners are willing to compromise, both can efficiently set themselves up for the future.

How do you know if an uncontested divorce is right for you and your divorcing spouse? It’s important to understand what’s ahead for both of you. If you think you and your partner are ultimately willing to compromise for the greater good, uncontested divorce is a serious option to consider.

There are many aspects of your marriage you’ll need to negotiate in order to find a legal resolution to your separation. Some of these aspects include property and finances. Understand that if your divorce involves children or alimony payments, a hearing will be required.

There are two variations of uncontested divorce, default and consent. While every divorce begins with the same initial filing, there are a few key differences. These documents, including a petition and summons, are required to begin the dissolution process. This step in the legal process informs the court how you intend to proceed with the terms of your divorce.

A consent decree will be delivered provided both parties agree to the terms of their divorce. Each party will be required to pay a filing fee. The decree will then pass on to the judge presiding over your case. After the decree has been formally signed by the judge, the consent decree is filed within the Court and you’ll be provided with a copy for your own personal records.

Uncontested divorce is possible if you can work together with your former partner. Bring a strong willingness to compromise to the table and you can avoid a messy and expensive divorce.