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A divorce does not have to be a fierce or nasty battle. Quite the contrary; the vast majority of couples want to reach an agreement that allows both parties to move forward with their life. Few people find the litigation to be the desired outcome. An uncontested divorce offers an answer. When both spouses can work towards an agreement on the key issues, divorce can be faster, less expensive, and less emotionally damaging.
At Groth & Associates, our top-rated Toledo uncontested divorce lawyers are committed to providing reliable, cost-effective representation to clients. If you want to end your marriage in a low conflict and amicable manner while also protecting your individual rights, we are available to help. To request a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Ohio divorce attorney, please do not hesitate to call our Toledo law office today.
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WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
Ohio Allows for Divorce on Grounds of Incompatibility
In Ohio, a divorcing couple has the ability to separate on ‘no-fault’ grounds—meaning neither party has to prove that the other party did anything wrong or caused the marriage to fail. Under state law (ORC § 3105), you and your spouse have the right to get divorced on the grounds of incompatibility. While there are some fault-based grounds available, most divorcing couples find that no-fault divorce is the best option to end their marriage.
An Out-of-Court Settlement Allows for an Uncontested Divorce
In getting a no-fault divorce, you also have the right to seek an uncontested divorce. Simply put, an uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both partners are able to reach a pre-trial settlement on all relevant issues in the case. In other words, they are able to get divorced without a trial because they were able to resolve the matter on their own. Most divorces are uncontested—even though they do not always start that way.
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UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
Most people do not want to go through the time, cost, and hassle of having a court adjudicate their divorce. Although a contested divorce is a necessary option in some cases, it is generally best to try to work towards a settlement. When in reach, an uncontested divorce is better for all parties. There are many different advantages to finalizing your separation through an uncontested divorce, including:
- A faster and more efficient process;
- Major savings in attorneys’ fees and other legal costs;
- Full privacy and confidentiality on the specifics of the settlement;
- Less chance for a nasty, drawn-out conflict; and
- Lower likelihood of hard feelings and emotional trauma.
While all couples can benefit from an uncontested divorce, it is especially valuable for parents of young children and other people who want to preserve the integrity of important familial relationships.
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WHY YOU STILL NEED A DIVORCE ATTORNEY FOR AN UNCONTESTED CASE
You may be wondering: Do I need to hire a divorce lawyer if I am getting an uncontested divorce? It is a reasonable question—after all, if you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement outside of litigation, you may think that you can simply handle things on your own. In reality, it is still highly beneficial to be represented by an attorney in an uncontested divorce.
To start, many seemingly amicable separations can turn into a battle when the parties actually sit down to discuss the difficult issues. What appeared to be broad agreement can turn into sharp disagreement when dealing with specifics. During informal negotiations, you may find that you and your spouse are not as close to an agreement as you initially thought.
This is important because you cannot get an uncontested divorce until you reach an agreement on every single issue. If you and your partner are still debating certain specifics, then you are not yet ready to get an uncontested divorce. More specifically, you can only finalize your uncontested divorce if you and your ex have reached a full agreement on:
- Division of property;
- Division of debt;
- Alimony (or lack thereof)
- Child custody;
- Child visitation; and
- Child support.
If any outstanding issues remain, the court will not finalize your divorce—and that conflict could quickly send things off the rails. What was close to a divorce settlement may suddenly end up leading to a far more difficult and expensive contested divorce. At Groth & Associates, our Toledo, OH divorce lawyers help clients reach an effective uncontested divorce settlement that actually protects their legal rights, parental rights, and financial interests.
HOW OUR OHIO UNCONTESTED DIVORCE LAWYERS CAN HELP
We know that going through a divorce can be extremely difficult. Even when couples are separating on the best of terms with mutual understanding and no animosity, ending a marriage is still an incredibly challenging thing to do. Our law firm is here to help you navigate the process and get an agreement that works. Among other things, our Toledo uncontested divorce attorneys will:
- Conduct a comprehensive assessment of your divorce case;
- Take the time to understand what is important to you;
- Negotiate an uncontested divorce settlement that truly works for you and your family; and
- Guide you through the legal process, including handling with all paperwork;
Every divorce is different. We put an emphasis on helping our clients find solutions that are cost-effective, best for their family, and that protect their individual rights. With uncontested divorces, the small details matter. Our Toledo family lawyers will make sure that everything is done properly so that you can rest easy.
CONTACT OUR TOLEDO, OH UNCONTESTED DIVORCE ATTORNEYS TODAY
At Groth & Associates, our Ohio family lawyers have extensive experience handling uncontested divorces cases. We provide compassionate, solutions-oriented legal representation that is designed to help our clients find an amicable divorce settlement that effectively protects their interests.
For a free, confidential review of this case, please contact our law firm right away. From our office in Toledo, we handle uncontested divorce cases throughout the region, including in Lucas County, Sandusky County, Fulton County, and Wood County.