Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

Contested Vs. Uncontested

Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce:

An uncontested divorce is where the parties work well to reach an agreement on all issues, including the grounds for divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, division of assets and debts, alimony and attorney fees.

Uncontested cases generally occur when the parties do not have children and the marriage was of a short duration. Some clients believe their case is uncontested; however, when providing the details necessary to complete the documents and pleadings, unexpected issues can arise that may prevent the case from staying uncontested.

Contested Divorce:

A contested divorce is where the parties are at extreme odds on all or some of the critical parts of the Settlement Agreement. Most of the time, each party hires their own lawyers who then represent them in negotiating the Settlement Agreement. If the two parties cannot come to agreement then the divorce will certainly involve extended litigation and possibly end up in court.

Simply by the virtue of extreme differences, most divorces start with numerous points on which the parties do not agree. Contested simply means that a complete settlement has not been reached when you file for divorce or respond to the divorce papaers. At this point, most clients need legal advice to explain what is at risk, what needs to be done, options to resolve disagreements.

Effective representation for any situation

As we develop and work your divorce case, your case may become uncontested and resolved or we may proceed to litigation. Our experienced divorce attorneys will ensure all issues are developed, considered, and handled in the best possible manner for your circumstances.

Hire a Lawyer for Optimal Results

In both instances you to select a divorce attorney to guide you through a very difficult process. Both types of cases, at a minimum, require pleadings and documents which are of vital importance and are unfamiliar to most clients. Anyone going into a divorce without a divorce lawyer is at a serious disadvantage.

To learn more about which divorce option fits your situation we invite you to chat with a friendly divorce lawyer. Simply call 770-956-1400 to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.