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What Is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

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What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce? Is one better than the other? Which one should I file?

An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have come to agreements on every single issue that needs to be decided in your divorce and you’ve drafted all the necessary paperwork to enable you to file. Once that’s done, then you file on an uncontested basis.

A contested divorce only takes one person to file. This starts the process and can involve the Court if there are issues that come up along the way that cannot be agreed upon.

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