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Tips for an uncontested divorce

Spouses in North Carolina who decide to split up and can agree on the terms of the divorce have an uncontested divorce. Some couples may want a drama-free divorce but are not quite sure how to do it, but there are some ways that help soon-to-be exes through the process.

According to Our Everyday Life, in an uncontested divorce there must be agreement about:

  • Property and asset division
  • Debt disbursement
  • Child custody and support
  • Spousal support

There are numerous benefits for those who can mutually agree on these important topics. The process costs a lot less because it avoids expensive court and legal fees. While each party has attorney representation in an uncontested divorce, the billable hours are much fewer than with a divorce that involves litigation. The entire process for an uncontested divorce also typically takes far less time.

While a divorce with little to no fighting is ideal, the emotions surrounding divorce can make this difficult. The American Psychological Association offers some advice and tips for couples who need a little extra help to reach a mutual agreement.

Some couples find that going through the process of mediation can help to resolve differences. A third party can guide negotiations and keep emotions between the couple at a calmer level.

Without the use of a mediator, spouses can still work to keep things amicable. Each one should write down discussion points at times when they feel calm, and this list helps to guide face-to-face conversations. Email is also a helpful tool for those that have difficulty speaking with each other. Couples with children may find the process easier when they consider how the kids will benefit from a conflict-free divorce.

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