Uncontested Divorce vs Contested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce vs Contested Divorce

When it comes to divorce, I think there is some some confusion about the difference between what an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce is in California.

You see. legal document preparation firms like us specialize in uncontested divorce cases.  Uncontested divorce cases make up approximately 80% of all divorce cases that go through the California divorce courts.

We specialize in the divorce process and can help these 80% of divorcing spouses that have an uncontested divorce.

So what is the difference between an uncontested divorce and contested divorce?

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce simply means that you did not have to appear in front of a judge to get orders made as it pertains to your divorce.  This means, you did not have to go to trial.

You can still have disagreements about the terms of the divorce and still be uncontested.  You can even go to the mediators office and the facilitators office and still have an uncontested divorce.  In fact, even if you file a motion and have a judge make temporary orders for things such as spousal support, child support or any other kind of orders, you still have an uncontested divorce.  Learn more about the basics of an uncontested divorce.

Contested Divorce 

Just because you have an attorney, does not mean your divorce is a contested case.  Contested simply means “Contest”. A contested divorce means that you went to trial.  It means that you showed up, the attorneys made arguments and a judge had to make the final decision about the terms of your divorce.

Everything else is an uncontested divorce case and you would prepare an uncontested divorce judgement.

I hope this clears up the difference between an uncontested divorce case and a contested one.  Remember that we area licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that specializes only on divorce.  Please give us a call to help you with your divorce at a price you can afford.

We are located in Santa Clarita, California and serve all the Courts in Los Angeles County.

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