Understanding the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce
Posted on Oct 19, 2012 3:55pm PDT
When filing for a
divorce, you and your spouse will fall under one of two categories: contested
or uncontested. A contested divorce is often what people assume all divorces
are like, messy and painful. A contested divorce means that the couple
is unable, or unwilling, to come to an agreement for their divorce settlement.
This creates a lot of extra conflict in the relationship, and as they
try to come to agreement there is frequently something keeping them from
reaching that place.
Contested divorces can be about all or some of the issues regarding a divorce. This would
include child custody, child support, alimony, division of property or
assets, debt, retirement and pension plans, etc. When a couple is unable
to reach their settlement, even with the help of their attorney or mediator,
it is common that these cases will go to the court for a decision.
On the other hand, an
uncontested divorce is one in which the couple is willing to make an agreement that is fair
for both of them. Uncontested is quite common for couples who are divorcing,
and it also can pave the way for more comfortable interactions with each
other down the road. This is helpful in the event that children are involved
and you will be required to interact still on a fairly regular basis.
Whichever situation you are in, with the help of an experienced family
and divorce attorney it is a satiation that is possible to go through.
While it may not be the easiest time of your life, it will get better
eventually. Contact Hutchinson Law for a family and divorce attorney who
is ready to help you! We have years of experience under our belts, and
have helped both contested and uncontested divorcees walk through their
Call us today to discuss your situation and we can get started on your road to divorce.