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Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce: What's the Difference?


When you file for divorce, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you should pursue a contested or uncontested divorce. Each option has its own benefits, and choosing the right one can help you achieve an optimal outcome in your divorce case.

Understanding the differences between contested and uncontested divorce can help you make the best decisions for your future. At Hunt Law Firm, PLLC, we'll usher you through the divorce process, finding the most effective way to handle your divorce.

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Understanding Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

If you're considering filing for divorce but have yet to begin the process, you may wonder what the difference is between contested and uncontested divorce.

In a contested divorce, the parties disagree on terms for one or more divorce-related processes (examples include: property division, child custody and support, alimony, etc.).

Alternatively, in an uncontested divorce, the parties agree on terms for ALL divorce-related processes and the divorce at large. Hunt Law Firm’s uncontested divorce cases also are typically smaller overall estates.

Is Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?

You may want to file for an uncontested divorce if:

  • You're interested in saving time and money. An uncontested divorce typically costs significantly less than a contested divorce, and the process for finalizing the divorce can take less time because there is less back and forth between the parties disagreeing about terms. Filing for an uncontested divorce can help you save money and reinvest those savings into your new life post-divorce.
  • You're on good terms with your spouse (and wish to remain that way). If you and your partner are amicable with one another and can agree on terms for the divorce, an uncontested divorce is probably right for you. If you want to remain on good terms because you work together, have a child together, or just want to remain friends, an uncontested divorce is a great option.

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