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Contested/Uncontested Divorce in Maryland

Guidance from a Trusted Baltimore Family Law Attorney

In a divorce, court is usually necessary to resolve disputes over important matters of the divorce agreement—such as alimony, child custody, or property division. This is known as a "contested" divorce and can be a long, costly, and emotionally draining process for both spouses. However, for those couples who have a lot of common ground as they approach their divorce, an easier and more efficient option called an "uncontested" divorce may be available.

Here at Matthews, Owens and Associates, LLC, we welcome the opportunity to assist individuals who are ready to collaborate with their spouse on their divorce agreement. Time and time again, our Baltimore divorce attorneys have streamlined the divorce process for our clients and have allowed them to get on with their lives as swiftly and happily as possible.

We are ready to make your uncontested divorce even easier. Contact us for a complimentary case evaluation today.

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

If there is any possibility for a couple to agree on the terms of their divorce before filing, it is recommended that they make an attempt to do so. Having both parties in agreement as they file means that they will enjoy several significant benefits that contested divorces do not offer.

The benefits of uncontested divorce include:

  • Quicker processing: uncontested divorce typically are finalized in much shorter windows than contested divorces.
  • Minimal court hearings: there is some court time involved with an uncontested divorce, but not nearly as much as a contested divorce. With an uncontested divorce, it's even possible for only one spouse to be required to appear before a judge.
  • Lower legal fees: due to the lack of dispute and court time, legal fees for both spouses are dramatically lower in an uncontested divorce.
  • Reduced stress: an uncontested divorce means you do not have to painstakingly examine every part of your marriage before the judge. For some, uncontested divorces are a healthy way to dissolve a marriage with as little stress and emotional pain as possible.

If you believe that an uncontested divorce is a possibility for you and your spouse, then we invite you to contact us immediately. From helping you draft a thorough agreement, to gathering the essential documents, to appearing beside you before the judge, we are ready to guide you through this process and ensure that your uncontested divorce is finalized and completed with as little obstacle and conflict as possible.

Contact us today to get started.