What is the Difference between Contested & Uncontested Divorce?

About Contested Divorce

Contested divorce refers to those in which the divorcing parties cannot agree about the terms of the divorce, particularly in regard to a number of specific aspects. These issues include, but are not limited to, the division of property or assets, spousal support, child support, child custody or visitation, allocation of debts, and more. You have likely heard horror stories of divorces taking years to complete, with both parties throwing away years of their lives to participate in a heated battle. While this isn’t the norm, it is certainly common in the event of a contested divorce.

About Uncontested Divorce

Divorces in which both parties can come to an amicable agreement about most, if not all, of the key issues in their marriage, are known as uncontested. These kinds of divorces take far less time to resolve and are much easier to combat in terms of emotional and financial stress. They are more common in marriage in which there are no children, or in which property or finances are not a major cause for concern. Uncontested divorce also allows involved parties to settle out of court, with the help of a Newport Beach uncontested divorce attorney who will ensure all necessary terms are met as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Contact Our Newport Beach Uncontested Divorce Attorneys Today

Whether you are headed for a contested or uncontested divorce, our team of Orange County uncontested divorce lawyers at Burch Shepard Family Law Group want to help. We strive to help make the divorce process as seamless as possible, because we see no need for it to be anything other than smooth and painless. Allow us to fight for the rights you deserve.

We would love to hear from you. To schedule an initial consultation, you may do so by calling (949) 565-4158.