The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

When spouses get divorced, the process does not always have to go through litigation. Depending on whether or not you agree on every key legal matter in your divorce, you may have either a contested or uncontested divorce. It is also possible for a divorce to begin as a contested divorce and later become uncontested once a couple works out any disagreements. Continue reading to learn more about the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce.

Contested Versus Uncontested

Spouses with minimal assets, no children, and overall simpler circumstances are often able to proceed with an uncontested divorce. With fewer concerns about hidden property or worries about where your children will spend the majority of their time, both parties can more easily consent to the terms of their divorce without having to battle out the details in court. That said, it is still possible for other couples to settle their divorce just as easily if they are on relatively amicable terms.

Here are some of the key differences between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce:

- Shorter: Uncontested divorces tend to take less time since couples are able to forgo the litigation process.

- Fewer costs: Of course, less time spent on your divorce translates to fewer legal expenses. Compared to a contested divorce, uncontested divorces typically cost less.

- Less stress: When couples are able to agree on the issues of their divorce, they also experience a lot less stress, making this a smoother experience for those involved.

An uncontested divorce is not for everyone. If your finances are particularly complicated or your marriage was abusive, it would be best to go through the litigation process. Either way, hiring an experienced attorney is essential for the success of your case.

Speak to an Experienced Family Law Attorney About Your Divorce Today!

If you cannot make your marriage work, do not hesitate to retain knowledgeable legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure the best possible results for your case. At Labovitz Law Firm, our experienced family law team has the insight and skill necessary to handle your case. Whether you are going through an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce, our legal team has what it takes to protect your interests.

Reach out to our law firm today at (817) 374-4056 to set up a free initial case review with one of our attorneys to learn more about what we can do to help you.


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