Though many individuals fear the worst when they begin dissolving their marriages, there are cases in which the process can go smoothly. An uncontested divorce could move along quickly, especially if the individuals involved are amicable about the process. If negotiations and terms are agreed upon, there may be no need for the case to proceed through a drawn out court process.
New York residents may be interested in a recent uncontested divorce involving actress Drew Barrymore and now ex-husband Will Kopelman. Reports stated that the couple had been separated since March, and Barrymore filed for divorce in July. Less than a month after the filing, the divorce settlement had been reached and finalized. Apparently the former couple face no conflicts regarding their assets or the custody of their two daughters, ages 2 and 3.
The pair issued a statement saying that they will continue to be a family and keep their children as their top priority. However, specific details regarding custody arrangements were not given in the report. Though the brief divorce process may come as a shock to some individuals, such an outcome is possible if parties are able to work together.
New York residents who are dreading their divorce proceedings may wish to take this case as an example of how their cases could potentially go. Of course, there are extenuating circumstances in each case, and an uncontested divorce may not be the reality that some parties are facing. Nonetheless, information on the various divorce proceedings, mediation and other options may help individuals move forward with a clearer view.
Source: eonline.com, "Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Finalize Their Divorce", Kendall Fisher, Aug. 4, 2016