Contested or Uncontested Divorce?

contested vs uncontested divorce

An uncontested/simplified divorce is a divorce that is not defended or disputed, meaning that divorcing couples avoid a costly litigation.

If you are considering this option, we offer competitively priced, fixed-fee divorce packages from just $1200 to $2000.

A contested divorce, on the other hand, is one that your spouse disputes and will defend. As a result, the process becomes more complicated, requiring the intervention of the court.

In some cases, it is hard for couples to agree on certain issues, resulting in a contested divorce. There are special situations that warrant this too. Especially when one party feels aggrieved that the breakdown of the marriage is contributed by the party instead. Thus the need to file a counter-claim.

Other reasons include situations where one party alleges there has been a period of separation, when in fact there has not been.

What makes a Contested Divorce so Difficult?

If you are getting a divorce you may agree with your spouse that you should be divorced, however, you probably find it hard to get along with your spouse, which means it can be difficult to agree on all the other outstanding issues.

The majority of disagreements between couples involve contentious issues, which is why a divorce lawyer’s help is necessary. For a divorce to be uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on the division of matrimonial assets, child custody and child support, and maintenance if appropriate.

For example, many couples cannot come to an agreement on who will get custody of the children. Once they finally do agree, they might find it hard to decide how much child support needs to be paid.

Money and property are other issues of contention in a contested divorce. Couples frequently argue over whether maintenance should be paid and if so, how much should it be and for how long.

Finally, splitting up assets, such as the house, cars, and cash, can be difficult since everyone wants as much as they can get.

So in such situations, what should you do?

When the issues are too complex and too hard to handle, and you find that you are not reaching a solution, it is best to hire a divorce lawyer (with relevant experience in Mediation and Negotiation) to help reach a global settlement.

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