The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

There are two main types of divorce – uncontested and contested. A contested divorce is generally the more complicated of these two options because it occurs when spouses cannot agree on one or more key matters in their divorce. As a result, the case will either have to go through the litigation process. You may also choose to negotiate the terms of your divorce through another approach, such as mediation.

Contested vs. Uncontested

There are several issues that must be resolved when spouses choose to dissolve their marriage, including parenting time, asset and debt division, child support, and spousal support. The more complex these matters are, the harder it may be to achieve a resolution through negotiations.

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree to the terms of their divorce, making it a much easier path toward dissolving a marriage. That said, just because you and your spouse appear to be on the same page does not mean you should forego seeking legal guidance. To ensure your divorce settlement is truly in your best interests, you will need the advice of an experienced attorney.

Even if you and your spouse have a contested divorce, it does not mean you will have to go through the litigation process. If you both agree to a form of alternative dispute resolution, you and your spouse can dissolve your marriage without having to go to court. Ultimately, you have many options available to you when it comes to ending your marriage. Speak to an experienced divorce attorney to discuss which may be the best approach for your unique circumstances.

Reach Out to Our Experienced Divorce Team for the Skilled Legal Guidance You Need!

If you are dissolving your marriage, Garza Law Firm, LLLP can advise you throughout the process and help you obtain the best possible results for your case. We understand how difficult these circumstances can be, which is why we are committed to providing compassionate legal support on behalf of every client we serve. You can rely on us for the personalized attention you deserve during this challenging time.

Call our law office today at (214) 225-4344 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your divorce case and learn more about what we can do to help you.