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Tips For Going Through An Uncontested Divorce

Have you and your spouse decided to get a divorce, and you want it to be an uncontested divorce because you both agree on the terms so far? If so, you'll want to know the following tips so that the divorce can stay uncontested throughout the entire process.

Do Not Date During Your Divorce

One thing that can make the situation worse is to date before your uncontested divorce has been finalized. This can cause your spouse to have a lot of resentment toward you during the divorce process and can cause that uncontested divorce to become a contested one. In addition, it also helps to give yourself the time to process how you feel as you transition from your marriage to your next step in life. 

Watch What You Post On Social Media

Another thing that can cause things to go bad during an uncontested divorce is what you post on social media. It is best not to post about your divorce at all, because you do not want to post something that ends up angering your spouse. You may not be aware that what you post online can actually impact a potential divorce settlement if things go toward it being a contested divorce. Just stay off social media and wait to post about it until the ink is dry on your divorce papers. 

Plan For Your Future

Your uncontested divorce is going to dictate what happens with you and your spouse in regard to division of assets, your debts, custody, spousal support, and child support. You want to make sure that you set yourself up for success so that you are in a good place after the divorce. This is often a problem when one person in the marriage is in charge of the finances, so the other person doesn't know what they really need to get by. It's possible that you are not thinking of things that can catch you off guard, such as being taken off your spouse's health insurance after the divorce is final.

Work With A Lawyer If Necessary

While the goal is often to work without a lawyer for an uncontested divorce, it's important to recognize when it's time to bring one in. If you and your spouse are finding issues that you are struggling with and cannot make a decision on, then you know it's time to get lawyers involved to make sure that you get your fair share. 

Contact an attorney if you have questions about divorce law