Just because you want to get divorced doesn’t mean it has to be a big messy affair. In fact, in some cases, you and your spouse can file for an uncontested divorce and resolve the matter fairly quickly and simply. Unfortunately, even the simplest of divorces is still a very complex process, so it is rarely wise to attempt to file for divorce without any professional guidance.
Some couples assume that they can just get the forms they need off the internet and handle their own divorce. While this is technically possible, it is not usually very wise. Unless you are familiar with the legal process of divorce, you may not properly account for some aspects, and could end up prolonging your marriage, or leaving one party with an unfair liability. This is especially true when it comes to property division.
Furthermore, divorce is almost always more emotionally complicated than you might expect. Even if both spouses agree that they want to divorce, they may not agree on exactly what that means or how to go about pursuing divorce. Many couples who attempt a do-it-yourself divorce end up causing themselves greater problems because they do not know how to anticipate the pitfalls of the process.
You can avoid much of this frustration by consulting with an experienced attorney. In a no-fault scenario, an attorney can still help you and your spouse walk through every corner of the process together to ensure that both spouses fully understand the scope of the divorce and how it will affect many areas of your life.
Do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney who can help you evaluate your situation and see if a no-fault divorce is possible for your marriage.
Source: FindLaw, “Uncontested Divorce,” accessed July 14, 2017