Uncontested Divorce | By the People

Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you should be aware that not every divorce ends badly. Some end peacefully between spouses who wish to end their marriage. Uncontested divorce is a term that refers to a situation where either party in a marriage makes the decision to legally end their marital status by filling for divorce where legal grounds are not disputed.

Did you know? The only requirement for an uncontested divorce is that the spouses agree. They can have children, assets and debts yet their divorce can be uncontested if they agree on what to do with each of them.


There are two ways for a divorce to be considered uncontested divorce. They include if your spouse consents to giving you a divorce and agrees to the grounds and the relief stated in your divorce paper and forms, and demonstrates his/her consent by signing an Affidavit of Defendant and if your spouse does not respond to the divorce papers and forms within forty days of the date when the papers were personally served to him or her. After one of these events occurs, the divorce papers and forms can be submitted to the Supreme Court awaiting a judge’s approval. An uncontested divorce can take several months.

At By The People, we only handle uncontested divorces. If your divorce is uncontested:

  1. Download and complete the divorce workbooks that pertain to your particular relationship/situation here.
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