What is the difference between an uncontested and contested divorce?

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Family Law

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.


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