What is uncontested divorce in Missouri?
An uncontested divorce in Missouri is a divorce case that is completely settled on all issues prior to the case being filed. This means that the husband and the wife have agreed upon the division of property and debt, the child custody arrangement, child support, and spousal maintenance (if appropriate). Usually, only one party is represented by an attorney, and the agreements have been reduced to writing and are filed with the court when the case itself is filed. An uncontested divorce is almost always favorable to contested divorce litigation, and is cheaper, faster, and less stressful on the parties and the children.