Movies and television shows would have you believe it is impossible to end a marriage without going through a nasty or bitter court battle. This is simply not the case, fortunately. With an uncontested divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse reach an agreement about divorce-related matters and ask a judge to approve it.
Uncontested divorce is often a faster and cheaper alternative to litigation. It is not, however, right for every divorcing couple. After all, if you cannot get some buy-in from your husband or wife, you may not be able to negotiate a meaningful agreement. Here are three signs your spouse is likely to agree to an uncontested divorce.
1. Your spouse wants an easier divorce
If your marriage is no longer working, both you and your spouse may have read the writing on the wall. You each may also be looking forward to ending your marriage and starting your post-divorce future. If your spouse does not feel like fighting, an uncontested divorce may be in your immediate future.
2. Your spouse likes to solve problems
Some divorcing spouses enjoy looking for problems, while others appreciate solving them. If you and your husband or wife have a record of working together to resolve issues and find solutions, you should probably explore a friendlier divorce.
3. Your spouse has limited financial resources
Building a secure financial future after a divorce can be challenging. Still, if your spouse wants to preserve as many resources as possible, an uncontested divorce may protect his or her credit score and debt-to-income ratio.
Either you or your spouse may be eligible for spousal maintenance after your marriage ends. Nevertheless, by saving as much as possible on your divorce, each of you have the financial resources you need to begin anew.