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The divorce rate in America is still at the 50 percent mark according to the U.S market and that figure may continue to rise especially as financial challenges push people to the edge. This may further escalate as the pandemic forces more people to stay at home, meaning that spouses might have more time to fight and annoying each other. These factors may increase the urgency of getting a divorce.

Couples that want to get a divorce may experience delays in the process. In such cases, perhaps considering an online divorce might be the way to go. However, there are some things to consider for it to work.

The divorce has to be uncontested

An uncontested divorce means both parties agree to the same terms of their separation and as such, there is no need to make a court appearance. Unfortunately, most divorces are contested due to issues such as the sharing of assets, and child custody. In such cases, the decision is made by the court. The process of an uncontested divorce is shorter and has fewer formalities.

The two parties are required to come up with a formal agreement and fill out divorce forms which are then sent to court. The necessary forms can be found online.

No-fault divorce

This is when a couple decide to go their separate ways without an underlying cause for the divorce. It is another sure way of speeding up the divorce process since no grounds of the separation have to be proved. It also means neither party are blaming each other for the decision. However, different laws in different states may have a different approach to this issue. Some states require legal separation at least for one year before filing for divorce. A no-fault claim means you can easily file all the paperwork online.

Online divorce lawyer

You can access many services online including the services of a divorce attorney. If you and your spouse agree to an uncontested and no-fault divorce, it makes the work of the attorney much easier. The good news is that you do not necessarily have to meet the lawyer in person and he/she can provide legal counsel online while guiding you on the paperwork. This approach might turn out to be cheaper because there are fewer costs involved. Consider conducting research to find reputable lawyers that can provide reliable services.