An amicable divorce is also known more commonly as an uncontested or no contest divorce. Essentially in an amicable divorce, both parties are willing to discuss or agree on aspects of the divorce such as property distribution, child custody, and support payments. Often times, the couple recognizes that they are better apart than together and are willing to come to agreeable terms with each other. Amicable divorces occur with couples who have been married a short time or those who have been married for over 20 years.
Filling an amicable divorce isn’t just for those with limited property or a lack of joint ownership of assets. Amicable divorces include settling matters regarding:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
- Assets Division
There are several avenues to filing an amicable divorce:
- Collaborative Divorce is settled privately out of the courtroom and without a judge. Each side retains their own counsel and they are able to come to agreeable terms though communication facilitated by the attorneys.
- Mediation Divorce is similar to a collaborative divorce, except the facilitation of the communication is conducted by a mediator. A mediator is specially trained to help both parties to understand the opposing side’s view and come to a compromise in each aspect of the divorce proceedings.
- Counseling by a licensed therapist can provide an outlet for either party to offset any stress or overload emotions they may be feeling during or even after the divorce proceedings have completed. Counseling can help both sides to keep a clear and level head so that they can efficiently and amicably finalize the divorce.
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