Buffalo Divorce Attorney Outlines Contested Divorce Versus Uncontested Divorce
As an experienced Buffalo Divorce Attorney I am often asked about the differences between a contested and an uncontested divorce. A lot of people hear the terms uncontested and contested divorce and don’t know what they mean. Generally, when people are talking about an uncontested divorce, they’re talking about where the parties have reached a resolution outside of court by agreement. That agreement is generally called a property settlement agreement or separation agreement. They either reach that resolution through the assistance of attorneys or on their own before they even meet with an attorney. In an uncontested divorce that agreement becomes incorporated into a judgment of divorce. The parties may not ever go to court, and the attorneys may only need to file that paperwork with the court to obtain a resolution of your divorce matter.
In a contested divorce there may be one issue that needs to be resolved for the courts or there may be many issues that lead you to head to court. It doesn’t necessarily effect the timeline or the cost of your divorce if you need court intervention. Sometimes the courts are very helpful in assisting people in reaching a resolution. Generally, that’s the difference between those terms.
Are you trying to file for a contested or an uncontested divorce? If so, contact the skilled Buffalo Divorce Attorney Rebecca Talmud.