Massachusetts Family Law Attorneys

What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

Whether you have just started considering divorce or you have already decided to pursue this option, one of the questions you will likely face is “what type of divorce is right for my situation?” You have the option of filing a contested divorce action or pursuing an uncontested case.

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree on the issues or the terms of the issues. What are these issues? This includes anything from child support or spousal maintenance to property division, health insurance or parenting plans. These cases require court appearances and are ultimately decided by a judge.

Uncontested Divorce

In uncontested divorces, spouses agree on both the issues and the terms of those issues, therefore eliminating the need for a trial. This can save everyone involved both time and money. Contact Miller Law Group if you would like more information about this option.

Our Method

In most cases, we at Miller Law Group file the case as a contested divorce. If both parties end up agreeing to the issues and terms of those issues, we will then file a motion to modify the case to an uncontested divorce at the final hearing.

If you are considering divorce in Massachusetts, contact Miller Law Group to discuss your case for free! Contact us today and get your free legal evaluation!