If a couple decides that their relationship has reached a point where there is no possibility of reconciliation, they must then decide how best to terminate their marriage.
The options to consider depend heavily on whether the separating couple will agree to work together to find mutually agreeable solutions for division of their property and, if necessary, child custody and access agreements.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to work together to resolve the issues surrounding their divorce. By recognizing each other’s interests and working collaboratively, partners typically have much lower expenses.
In 2013, the cost of an uncontested divorce in Ontario ranged from $721 to $1,181.
A contested divorce is when there is a strong disagreement between the partners, either about the terms of the separation, or perhaps even about the divorce itself. In these situations, both sides must work with legal teams and bring their case to the court. The results often demand much more time and money.
In 2013, the cost of a contested divorce in Ontario ranged from $6,716 all the way up to $39,455.
What factors influence the cost of an uncontested divorce?
Keeping your separation out of court will reduce the cost of the divorce. For uncontested divorces, the longer and more complicated the divorce procedure is, the more financial resources are going to be required.
This is where picking a legal team that you can trust makes a big difference. An organized and experienced legal team will be able to quickly get to the necessary details, leveraging their expertise to simplify the process.
In contrast, cutting corners on your lawyer can work against you in the long run as they struggle to answer your questions and bloat the amount of time used in finding the answers to straightforward issues.
The First Priority is to Receive Fair Treatment
During a divorce, emotions typically run very high. These are conditions where you could make bad decisions that can have a long term negative impact on your financial and emotional well-being.
There are many unique intricacies and nuances to every separation. This is why it is so important to have an expert legal professional to represent your case. Their familiarity with legal precedences and procedures ensure that you won’t take a legal misstep with disastrous circumstances.
For further understanding about uncontested divorce, contact Epstein & Associates for a free initial consultation to see if our legal team is the right fit for you.