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What is the difference between an uncontested and contested divorce?
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The parties to an uncontested divorce agree as to all of the issues of the divorce (ie: have settled issues of child custody, assets, debts, etc.). A mutual agreement as to obtaining a divorce only does not constitute an uncontested divorce.
A contested divorce is required where the parties do not agree as to one or more of the issues of the divorce. There is opportunity for settlement during a contested divorce, however, the parties will likely need intervention of the court for determination of the issues of the divorce.