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An Uncomplicated Divorce

Is it really possible for a divorce to be uncomplicated? What would that look like?

Divorces don't have to be complicated – and they don't have to be expensive.  

Celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin referred to their 2014 divorce as a "conscious uncoupling" and inadvertently coined a term for amicable divorce. When spouses can compromise and at least broadly agree to the terms of their divorce, they can avoid the costly, stressful process of going to court. Spouses may choose to hire one lawyer to represent them both, helping them through the legal process, and ensuring the state’s criteria are met while balancing the need for an amicable, peaceful dissolution of the marriage. 

As your attorney, Reta can guide you through that process, answering questions and working with you to capture the terms you have agreed to, and representing you through the legal process with the state, so you don't have to go to court. This requires far less time and expense than a contested divorce where a judge must decide the terms.

Reta is available to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if an uncomplicated divorce is a good fit for your situation.


A “no fault” divorce is one in which a couple decides to end their marriage without considering either party to be at fault. Every state allows no fault divorces, although the terms may vary. In Alabama, no fault divorces are often attributed to incompatibility. 

The term “uncontested” simply means both spouses come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce without needing a judge to decide who gets what.