Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

Two Kinds of Divorce

Divorce is never an easy thing, but there are different ways to go about it. If you are thinking about a divorce, you may have questions about what type of divorce to pursue. Some divorces are contested and some are uncontested.

If you need a South Hampton Roads, VA, divorce or military divorce attorney, contact me. The consultation is free, and I can represent you even if you or your spouse is deployed.

What’s the Difference Between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce?

contested divorce is one in which both spouses are not able to agree on all the details in ending their marriage. When the two spouses can’t resolve the issues on their own or with the help of lawyers, the law requires that a judge make certain decisions about things like property and child support. Because contested divorces take longer and require more work by lawyers, they are more difficult and more expensive than uncontested divorces.

An uncontested divorce happens when a divorce agreement is reached by the two spouses. When the couple can decide on all the issues — things like personal property, spousal support, child custody and child support — a judge does not need to step in and make decisions about what is going to happen. As you can imagine, these kinds of divorces, when possible, are more affordable in terms of legal fees, and they are less stressful.

I Can Help You Work Out the Smoothest Possible Divorce

My goal is to help you work out the smoothest possible outcome to your divorce situation. I will always recommend the fastest, most affordable way of doing things. Whether your divorce ends up being uncontested or contested, I will provide you with the information you need to make sound decisions.

If you need a Virginia Beach contested divorce attorney or a Chesapeake uncontested divorce attorney,contact me. The consultation is free.