An uncontested divorce, when both parties agree on all issues in question, affords both parties two key advantages: cost and speed.
If all issues are settled in advance, an attorney representing one spouse can prepare the initial documents to initiate the case as well as the divorce decree and the supplemental documents and then serve the documents on the other spouse for approval. If after reviewing the documents, both parties agree, they can finalize them and submit them to the judge for review and filing, resulting in a final filed Divorce Decree.
Because an uncontested divorce requires no additional litigation, it can be completed more quickly, sometimes in as little as two weeks. In addition, an attorney’s role is more limited and they are able to focus on the most efficient way of assisting their client complete the divorce documentation, thus able to charge less.