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Most common types of divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2021 | Divorce

If you are planning on getting a divorce, one thing you need to know is that there are multiple types of divorces. This includes a contested divorce, and uncontested divorce, and divorce mediation. Here are some of the similarities and differences between the most common types of divorce in Texas.

Contested divorce

A contested divorce is probably the divorce that most people are familiar with. This is when two partners cannot come to an agreement about things such as child custody, splitting their marital assets, parenting plans and anything else that needs to be sorted out during a divorce. Since they aren’t able to come to an agreement about their divorce, They battle it out in a court and let the judge decide all the things that they couldn’t decide on.

Uncontested divorce

An uncontested divorce is a divorce where the two partners are able to agree about their post marital arrangements. This kind of divorce isn’t as common as a contested divorce, but it can have many benefits over the contested version.

Since both parties aren’t disagreeing about any post marital issues, they don’t have to go through as many proceedings and legal troubles to get their divorce finalized. Fewer proceedings and a faster finalization also means that it is cheaper than a contested divorce.

Divorce mediation

Getting your divorce mediated means that both parties will meet with an impartial third party known as a mediator. The mediator will then help solve any issues or disagreements that they are having in regard to their divorce.

Similar to an uncontested divorce, divorce mediation are typically faster than a contested divorce as well as cheaper. Having a third party involved that has mediated other divorces will also be helpful because they can give advice and suggestions that the two partners may have not thought of before.

It’s beneficial to know the different types of divorces so you can choose which one is right for your situation. Each has their own pros and cons, so you should take time and discuss with your partner which route is best.