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.
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
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
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.