Uncontested divorce is when both parties completely agree on all issues involved in a divorce. While many divorces end amicably, an amicable divorce is far different than an uncontested divorce.
For example, there are many issues that arise in divorce proceedings that the parties may disagree on, from parental responsibilities to property division, and all the way to child support payments.
If there are any disagreements in any of the proposals made during the divorce, then the divorce is not truly uncontested. In our experience, many divorces begin amicably, and both parties assume they will have an uncontested divorce, but one issue tends to send the divorce proceedings down a different path. For example, both parties might agree on everything except for the amount of child support one party should receive on a monthly basis. Even if they agree on how much time they should spend with children, and who gets what real estate property, the divorce proceedings are still contested because of the one issue. Uncontested divorces have none of these issues.
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