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The Difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

The Difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

The Difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

In most states, there are two types of divorce: contested and uncontested. If you are going through a divorce or contemplating divorcing your spouse, it’s important that you educate yourself on the difference between these two types of divorce.

Contested Divorce
A contested divorce is the type of divorce where one spouse cannot reach an agreement on one or more issues in order to end the marriage. In the event that spouses cannot reach an agreement, they will have to go to a court to adjudicate the issue. Some reasons that may cause a couple to have a contested divorce include: child support, child custody, property distribution, asset distribution, alimony and spousal support.

Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is the much easier of the two options. An uncontested divorce means that the couple agrees on all issues to conclusively and effectively end their marriage. Most couples try to go the uncontested divorce route due to the fact that it is done more quickly, is less expensive and gives the couple privacy. Lawyers are not always required during an uncontested divorce, but they can be used in order to achieve an uncontested settlement. Many couples choose to have a lawyer in the process, as it provides a professional approach to the divorce process.

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