The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

contested and uncontested divorce

Divorce is an emotional undertaking and is often contested from beginning to end. There are important differences between dissolutions of marriage which are contested and uncontested. In uncontested divorces cases, the parties are able to agree upon the major terms of their divorce and only need the terms and conditions reduced to writing. In contested divorces, the parties cannot agree on the main points of dissolution and require skilled legal advice and guidance.

In either case, Fass & Greenberg are the experienced Garden City family attorneys you can trust with either your contested or uncontested divorce. Below are the main points to know about contested and uncontested divorces.

*Uncontested Divorce

In some cases, the parties have short-term marriages and few – if any – assets to divide. They often also do not have children. Because of these factors, uncontested divorce makes most sense. Where parties have agreed to go their separate ways and wish for proceedings to be amicable and agreeable, uncontested divorce is the solution.

*Contested Divorces

Parties involved in longer-term marriages, who have assets to divide or children are more likely to be involved in a contested divorce. Often, the distribution of assets in longer-term marriages requires the experience that the attorneys at Fass & Greenberg have to offer. Real property and personal property are both subject to equitable distribution and parties often do not see eye to eye on their division. Similarly, child custody and child support are often the most highly emotional and highly contested aspects of divorces and require experienced attorneys to offer a detached point on view to guide the matter to a reasonable resolution.

Whether you are involved in a contested or uncontested divorce, it is important to consult with and retain the finest Garden City family attorneys in practice. Call the law firm of Fass & Greenberg today and take the first step toward a successful contested or uncontested divorce today.

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