The Differences Between Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce

Once you have come to the decision to legally dissolve your marriage, there are numerous different issues you will have to think through before filing for a divorce. It is important to be aware of the differences between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce so that you can be prepared for any eventuality. In most cases, the couple will be able to file for an uncontested divorce. With 95% of divorce cases able to be resolved in this way, it is by far the more common route. It is only when there are key issues that the couple cannot come to a resolution on that the case may have to go into litigation.

In general, uncontested divorce is more beneficial than contested divorce. For example, it is much more cost-effective and can be resolved in a much shorter amount of time. It is also less emotionally stressful on everyone involved. The couple works together with a legal representative or mediator to resolve the key aspects of their case. Child custody, property division, spousal maintenance, and more, are important issues that will need to be worked through before the divorce can be finalized.

When it comes to issues like child custody and property division, however, it can be difficult for the couple to see-to-eye. Despite their best efforts, the couple may not be able to compromise and negotiate these issues. In these cases, the contested divorce may have to go before a judge. Our team is able to handle both uncontested and contested divorce cases, so you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that a competent legal advocate is by your side every step of the way, whatever happens. Call today to tell us about your case!

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