DIVORCES: CONTESTED VS. NON-CONTESTED. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?

Divorce is not something that you necessarily want to ever happen, but the unfortunate truth is that it happens from time to time.  Sometimes, it is the inevitable.  It is really important to understand the differences between the two types of divorces.  These are the contested divorce and the non-contested divorce.  They are different in a lot of ways, but they usually both have the same outcome in the end.  What’s right for you?

What Does it Mean to Contest a Divorce?

Contesting a divorce is actually when one of the parties disagrees with something that the other party says in the divorce demand.  Some people can split up their assets, agree on child support and visitation,

decide on spousal support, and come to a happy agreement together.  Sadly, this isn’t true for many people these days.  It seems that there are more and more contested divorces out there this day and age.  

Which is More Expensive?

It is definitely more expensive to have a contested divorce.  This is because it requires a lot more time and effort from the divorce lawyer.  They will have to argue the case back and forth until an agreement can be made, and this can be a very long and drawn out process.  It can be very frustrating for everyone involved.  

What’s the Best Route to Take?

It is easy to see that the best way to go is with a non-contested divorce.  It is cheaper in the long run, and it is also quicker and doesn’t require as much altercation.  The problem is that it just doesn’t work out this way in many cases, because when it comes time to get a divorce, people are usually hurt, angry and upset, and they aren’t really wanting to waver on their demands.  It is the sad truth these days.  

As you can see, there is a distinct difference between contested and non-contested divorce.  If you are looking to get a divorce, you will probably need to discuss it with your spouse to see what the best route for you to take is.  It is always a good idea to both take the high road, so that no one comes out on the other end too hurt, or too broke for that matter!  These are just a few factors that every couple should consider before divorce.

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