A divorce is never an easy task for either spouse. Sometimes despite their best efforts, there is no option but divorce. An uncontested divorce is an option for people when both spouses agree to get divorced. Even though both parties agree to it and it may seem like the easier option at first, there are sometimes often unexpected drawbacks. Many times a spouse may make a mistake or act in a way where a mutual divorce is not agreed upon. Arturo R. Alfonso, P.A. understands how rough a divorce can be and wants to help you settle yours as quickly and as satisfactory as possible. Below we’ll detail whether an uncontested divorce is  best for you and why you should choose us to represent you in your divorce in Miami. 


Weighing an Uncontested Divorce

The Pros:

  • Price  
    • With both parties agreeing to the divorce and settling on terms themselves, this is almost always the cheapest way to get a divorce. You won’t have to spend a ton of money on an extended legal battle, though it is advised to have a lawyer look over your paperwork. You also won’t risk losing more unexpected money afterwards in a court agreed settlement.
  • Time
    • Since you are not taking the divorce to court, the time it takes to get divorced is much quicker. Once you have had your paperwork reviewed and submitted you only need a judge to look over it and approve it.
  • Privacy
    • It’s hard to keep a divorce quiet when you have to take it to court and by completing one amicably you could be divorced before your friends and extended family even know.  

The Cons

  • Paperwork
    • While there is significantly less paperwork than that of a contested divorce, there is still a decent amount of paperwork you and your spouse need to fill out. The laws for divorce are different in each state and the paperwork can be confusing. You may need to hire a lawyer to help you out.
  • Fairness
    • Despite both parties agreeing to the terms, it’s not uncommon for one partner to get an unfair share of the assets. One party may not know the true worth of all of their assets and think they are splitting them fifty-fifty when they actually aren’t. If one of the spouses is more dominant or manipulative they may bully or trick the other member into agreeing to unfair terms.
  • You Have to Agree
    • Often times divorces are heated and the spouses aren’t on good terms. They may not be able to agree and might fight vigorously over who gets what. If a couple is unable to come to an agreement, this form of divorce is not going to work.


Why Choose Us To Represent Your Divorce in Miami

Arturo R. Alfonso, P.A. is an attorney you can trust with over twenty-five years of experience. We only hire the most qualified, relentless, and forward-thinking attorneys and we are always looking out for our client’s best interests. We want to help our community and do so by always being transparent with our services and offering competitive rates.


Contact Us

If you’re looking to get an uncontested divorce in Miami, and need someone to look over your documents or help you out, contact Arturo R. Alfonso, P.A. today.