Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

When two spouses agree on every point of their divorce, especially custody and property division, the divorce is “uncontested.” This provides spouses with a lower-cost divorce, as every issue is resolved before being taken to trial. No litigation means less costs, less time spent in court, and a faster and smoother dissolution of the marriage. We are skilled negotiators, and can craft solutions that provide our clients with a cost-effective result.

However, while uncontested divorces are always possible, they are relatively uncommon. Most spouses have to assert their right to marital property and child custody through litigation. Contested divorces are the more common variety, where two spouses argue for their share of property and parental duties through a trial. In these cases, having a seasoned litigator on your side is vital to ensuring your voice is heard throughout the divorce process.

We are adept at both crafting agreements and protecting your rights in court. Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, we have the skills and resources to protect your future.

Call me today at (610) 565-5000 to schedule a free consultation.