What is a Contested Divorce?

When Jim and Alice met during their first year in college they never would have thought the words “contested divorce” were anywhere in their future. They began dating at the end of sophomore year, got engaged after graduation and got married a year later. And things were bliss in the early days, and really good for the next few years. Then came some years that weren’t so good. They fought. They didn’t communicate. They grew apart. Things fell apart. And when it came time to get divorced, things got unpleasant. What’s the difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce? Whenever we’ve discussed divorce here before, we’ve always talked about it as something that’s difficult. But some divorces are more difficult than others. Uncontested divorce In an uncontested divorce, both parties essentially agree on all the issues tied to their separation. As you might expect, these divorces are often easier than the contested…

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