How are contested and uncontested divorces different?

Every divorce is different in the same way that everyone’s relationship is different. In some situations, the couple files for divorce, they go in knowing exactly what they both want. Perhaps they discussed it beforehand and came to an agreement about the various factors that need to be determined in the divorce. However, there are also many situations in which the couple fights over every little detail and requires a judge to make decisions on their behalf.

The couple in the example that agreed on all of the details are having an uncontested divorce. On the other hand, the couple in the example that couldn’t agree on anything is having a contested divorce. Of course, this example may be extreme, but it does happen. Perhaps the couple can agree on most of the factors in their divorce but when it comes to one particular topic, they can’t agree. This often happens in situations related to a couple’s children, such as child custody or visitation. It can be something as simple as sure, the couple agrees that one parent will be the custodial parent and the other parent is granted visitation rights but both parents want to spend Thanksgiving or summer vacations with the children and refuse to compromise. Another commonly contested matter is about a certain asset like a house or a boat. The judge will make the final call on the decision after taking some factors into consideration.

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