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Getting the right information in an uncontested divorce

Despite long-held beliefs to the contrary, not all divorce cases in Mississippi are contentious and filled with seemingly endless dispute. Some couples who are at the end of a marriage can agree on the key issues and have an "uncontested" divorce. A "contested" divorce is commonly viewed as comparable to a courtroom drama. While it might not be as it is on television, the factors in dispute can lead to a drawn-out process to settle the case. An uncontested divorce seeks to avoid this.

However, that does not necessarily mean that the parties should move forward without getting the right legal information. While it might sound unusual, the right legal information may be even more essential in an uncontested divorce. When there is little-to-no rancor and disagreement, making sure all the legal requirements are followed and that there are no underlying concerns can avoid any problems arising in the future to place the couple at odds. Knowing how to get an uncontested divorce is imperative.

When getting an uncontested divorce, the sides may say that they can no longer remain together because of "irreconcilable differences." This generally means that it is amicable and a court decision will not be needed. Still, the same factors that come up in a contested divorce should be addressed in an uncontested divorce with the sides agreeing on how they will be handled. That includes child custody, visitation, property division, debt division, child support and spousal support.

Any part of a divorce, minor or major, can spark dispute. This is even possible in an uncontested divorce. To make sure the process goes as smoothly as the sides hope it will, getting the right legal information can help ensure the case is settled as planned and the sides can move on without rancor or ill feelings after the divorce.

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