When agreement cannot be reached on some or all of the issues of your divorce - child custody, child support, spousal support, division of assets, etc. - this is known as a contested divorce.
One or more issues are in dispute and must be decided by court.
a case in which the parties cannot agree on one or more points (property division, alimony, custody, child support, or attorney's fees)
a divorce where the parties resolve all or most issues through the court
If either the husband or wife disputes the ground for divorce, or if the spouses are unable to agree on parenting or support arrangements, a court will have to resolve these matters. A hearing will be held and both sides of the dispute will be entitled to present evidence supporting their view. The judge will consider the evidence presented and impose a solution.
A divorce in which there are any issues that cannot be settled by agreement.
One party opposes the other because he or she disagrees with the other party on so me of the issues of the divorce such as property, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, assumption of debts, etc. When all legal issues are agreed upon it is considered an uncontested divorce. The lack of dispute may be because the other spouse is missing, refuses to participate in the proceeding, or agrees with the other spouse on all issues.
An adversarial divorce proceeding in which the spouses cannot agree to a separation agreement.
a divorce which is disputed by one or both of the parties.
The party sued opposes the because either : she/he denies the asserted grounds or he/she does not agree with the suing party as to the terms of the divorce i.e. property, child custody, child support, alimony, assumption of marital debts etc. Return to List
A divorce action which is opposed.