Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce

Divorce usually falls into two separate categories: contested and uncontested. In the first case, the parties involved can’t agree on terms of divorce, which can include property division, custody, and support.

Contested divorces usually create a great amount of conflict and disagreement. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce exists when both parties agree to the terms. In these cases, there is little to no conflict.

Contested divorces are usually solved with the guidance and representation of legal counsel. Agreements are made and the attorneys help ensure that everything has been performed correctly. If the couples can’t reach an agreement, the case then proceeds to court, which requires legal representation.

Contact a Seattle attorney aiding those in contested divorces today.

Washington law defines divorce as dissolution of marriage and requires no other grounds be established except those of “irreconcilable differences.” Only one spouse needs to participate for divorce to occur.

When certain parts of the divorce are contested, the alternative is mediation. This step may be declared by the court so that differences can be resolved by a third party mediator. When mediation fails, the final solution is a court trial.

Attorneys with the The Seattle Family Law Group work to show you the options regarding a contested divorce. Should it be necessary to go to court, our team is experienced and knowledgeable in these matters, and will represent you in a professional manner.

Don’t face an uncontested divorce alone, hire an attorney who has your best interests at stake. Contact The Seattle Family Law Group today.