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Contested and Uncontested Divorces

Sometimes marriages simply cannot work out, causing couples to seek a divorce. There are many different types of divorce, but two of the most common forms of divorce are known as “contested” and “uncontested” divorces. The differences between these two divorces are fairly straightforward, but knowing a little about each one can give you and your spouse a better sense of which type might be right for you.

Contested Divorce

About 90% of divorces in the country are uncontested, meaning that couples can agree on all of the terms of a divorce. However, nearly 10% of divorces are contested, in which couples cannot reach an agreement regarding their divorce negotiations. In many cases of uncontested divorce, couples will need legal representation to make sure that their interests are fully protected while they are negotiating terms.

Uncontested Divorce

In an uncontested divorce, a couple is able to agree on the terms of the divorce and settle all of the various divorce issues that arise, such as child support agreements, visitation rights, and division of property and debts. This type of divorce is often completed more quickly and can be less expensive than a contested divorce.

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Whether you file a contested or uncontested divorce, having legal representation can ensure that your interests are fairly represented. If you or someone you know is thinking of filing for divorce and you have questions about this process, our attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., can help you today. When you call (732) 898-2378, you can talk about your particularly divorce situation, your primary concerns in getting a divorce, and a potential strategy for getting the terms that best suit you and your loved ones.