In an amicable divorce, both parties agree to the terms and conditions of the divorce, including child and spousal support, visitation, custody, alimony, and property division. Amicable divorces are unique in many ways, but are always resolved with an agreement.
Nearly all amicable divorces are uncontested. In a contested divorce, spouses cannot come to an agreement on the terms or conditions of the divorce or agree to divorce at all. Uncontested divorces do not require the courts to weigh in on the merits of any agreement. Courts are only required to ensure that the agreement is entered into freely and voluntarily. Spouses seeking an amicable end to their marriage need to carefully consider the consequences of contesting certain terms of the divorce.
The longer a divorce case progresses, the harder it is to reach a resolution. An attorney who truly listens to what their clients want for themselves and their children moving forward is the right lawyer for the case. An experienced divorce lawyer will guide their client in settling their divorce amicably to the satisfaction of both parties, and in the best interests of all children involved.
Cooperation and Mediation
To achieve an amicable divorce, both spouses must be open to communication, collaboration, and compromise, and must share necessary documentation with each other, without hesitation. In an amicable divorce, both parties are focused on a healthy resolution, rather than a lengthy battle.
Most couples in Maryland are required to use the services of a mediator during their divorce. Mediators are objective, third-party negotiators that assist couples in coming to an agreement on certain terms involved in the divorce.
In a collaborative divorce, lawyers for both spouses act as negotiators, but all negotiation is handled outside of court. Collaborative divorces do not require the input of a judge, but do benefit from the experience and guidance of a skilled divorce lawyer.
Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Help Spouses Reach Amicable Divorce
Spouses that want the best resolution for everyone involved and are willing to compromise can have an amicable divorce. Our experienced Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones, & Miles, LLC help clients resolve their uncontested divorce as quickly as possible.
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