Contested or Uncontested Divorce – Tell me what that means.

There are two kinds of divorces – contested and uncontested.

A contested divorce is a divorce where you and your spouse cannot agree. Maybe one spouse does not want to agree to a divorce. Or, maybe you and your spouse agree to get divorce, but you cannot decide how to divide assets, who will pay what debts, if one spouse will pay alimony, or how to split time with your children or how much child support one spouse may pay.

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse agree on everything and do not need the court’s help in deciding any of the issues relating to your marriage. You and your spouse must agree how you will divide your property and debt. If you have children, you both also agree on how to split the time with your children and about child support. When you agree on all of these issues, you can imagine it is an easier process. It also proceeds much more quickly, it is less complicated, it is easier on your children, and it is costs much less than a contested divorce process.