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Are you ready to end your marriage? Do you dread the thought of fighting things out in court? Most people do. Well, there is good news for you. North Carolina residents who want a quick divorce without all the drama have a way to get it done. It is through the process called the uncontested divorce.

From a traditional standpoint, divorce takes time. It requires a lot of negotiations, a lot of back and forth between spouses and, in some cases, fighting things out in front of a judge. There are those, though, who go into the divorce process knowing exactly what they want to get out of it, and their spouse has already agreed — or simply is no longer in the picture. The uncontested divorce is for those couples.

Benefits of this option

Time savings. A couple can finalize this type of marriage dissolution in quick order, as it is not a long, drawn-out process. By saving time, you will also save money. Less time with your attorney or in court means less money going toward legal fees. Then there is the privacy factor. The details of uncontested divorces can easily stay under wraps, as they are out of court and therefore will not become public record.

Potential negatives

Unfair settlement terms. This is probably the biggest downside to an uncontested divorce. There is a chance you may walk away from your marriage with less than you deserve if you are not careful.

Yes, this is a faster way to get you out of your marriage, but it is wise to still take the time necessary to ensure your settlement truly is fair. For this reason, having legal counsel review everything before submitting the petition for court approval is to your benefit.

Seek guidance

The uncontested divorce process is not perfect. What is? But there are those who can certainly benefit from going this route rather than pursuing a traditional divorce.

Not sure if it is right for you? An experienced attorney can answer any questions you have and can be there to walk you through it, if you decide it will best serve your interests and get you the settlement you desire.