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As it happens, it’s possible to have a relatively happy ending where divorces are concerned. This is what’s known as an uncontested divorce.
Let’s say that after some years of marriage—maybe five years, or ten years, or more—you and your spouse have both come to the conclusion that you’re simply no longer in love. Perhaps you both feel that your relationship would work better as a friendship than a marriage.
And so even though you’re still fond of each other, you both agree that pursuing a divorce would make good sense. Assuming you can also agree amicably on how to go about dividing any marital property or real estate you may own, pursuing an uncontested divorce will undoubtedly make the experience a much smoother and less stressful one. In most cases it will also be resolved quicker, and the legal expenses will be lessened.
Speaking of lawyers, it’s important to understand that even in the case of an especially civilized uncontested divorce, each spouse will nevertheless still want to retain their own family law attorney, generally for the purpose of legal advice. Even in the case of an uncontested divorce, however, there are a good number of other reasons to hire a lawyer. Here are just a few:
While an uncontested divorce will almost certainly be less of a headache for you and your spouse than a contested divorce, there are still any number of legal issues that will need to be addressed along the way. It isn’t likely that all of them will be as simple as you and your spouse might hope. It’s also important to remember that each state has its own laws governing divorce proceedings.
The divorce procedure in PA can be overwhelming to say the least. For more information about the sort of divorce you should consider pursuing, contact a divorce attorney in Doylestown at Penglase & Benson, Inc., for a consultation. We are conveniently located next to the Bucks County Courthouse. You can find parking in a nearby garage or on the street. We are easily accessible by train, bus and via Route 611 and Route 313. You can also reach us by completing an online contact form.