Uncontested Divorce vs Conscious Uncoupling | Bineham & Gillen

divorceUncontested Divorce vs Conscious Uncoupling

October 10, 2018by Bineham & Gillen Law

Breaking up with your partner is a traumatic and difficult decision for both parties involved. Ending a marriage through divorce is an emotional process for a couple, even if it is an uncontested divorce. Conscious uncoupling, which was first made popular during Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s celebrity breakup, seems to be the easier way to transition from a committed partnership to life as a single person.

An uncontested divorce is typically seen as an easy divorce. Both partners agree that divorce is their best option, and it is a mutual resolution. It is normally an amicable split where both parties agree on terms involving:

  • Child custody or care responsibilities
  • Allocation of property and assets
  • Alimony or spousal support, if any

Given these components, an uncontested divorce is usually a fast divorce because it requires little legal proceedings and consequently is usually the less expensive option if both parties can agree on the resolution. It is beneficial to hire an attorney so that it can be done effectively and expediently.

Conscious uncoupling is similar to an uncontested divorce. It is designed to ease and transition the couple through the breakup. It’s best known to be a five-week period of time where you transition with your partner out of the relationship. However, you will still need the legal proceedings of a divorce. This can help some people emotionally with the process. While some might think that conscious uncoupling may not also need an attorney, it is beneficial and easier to have one if it is a conscious uncoupling of a marriage.

We know that any kind of breakup is hard on everyone involved. The experienced attorneys at Bineham & Gillen are here to help you and your family through these tough times with ease.