This is the next post in my series on whether Las Vegas couples should file for an uncontested divorce. My last article discussed how the uncontested divorce process can result in Las Vegas parents quickly going back to Court. This is due to the fact that parties sometimes reach a quick settlement under the mistaken belief that they will be able to get along and co-parent. When parents cannot get along, however, the situation may deteriorate. This is why it is important to be honest with yourself, as to whether you can get along with your soon to be ex, when deciding whether or not to settle the matter. In this article I will discuss another important topic – the need to weigh the non-financial costs of an uncontested divorce against the benefits. If you have questions about your situation then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
It is important to understand that going through the uncontested process comes with several non-financial costs. If you agree on an amount for spousal support, or to a certain distribution of property, or other financial arrangements then it may be hard to change these obligations after your case is completed. People often wish to get their matter over with quickly and, as a result, do not fully consider whether they will be able to meet the financial obligations which they will be placing on themselves. Such persons may come to find that they needed a greater share of the community assets or that they are unable to make the support payments to which they have obligated themselves. These are just a few reasons why it is crucial to consider all possible long-term ramifications of an agreement before entering into an uncontested divorce.
The types of long-term costs I just mentioned can be weighed against the benefits of going through Nevada’s uncontested process. Going through a contested divorce can take months. In extreme cases the matter may even take a year or more. An uncontested divorce, by contrast, can often be completed within a matter of weeks and can cost many times less than the amount of a contested divorce. Finally, going through the contested process can cause a great deal of uncertainty. This uncertainty, in turn, can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety. The uncontested process can alleviate these problems.
If you are considering an uncontested divorce then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas area lawyer. I will use your consultation to help you understand your options and to help determine the best way to proceed. As a family law attorney I am ready to assist you.