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Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

When two people no longer want to remain married, there are a number of issues which must be agreed upon before the divorce can be finalized. This is the part of the process most people dread, for it is notorious for being a difficult, expensive, and lengthy experience. However, not all divorces need to be a battle between two people determined to hurt each other. When both parties agree on a number of issues in the marriage, this is known as an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means you can avoid the court process to a certain degree, as there is no need for excessive disagreements which need to be resolved with the decision-making of a judge.

Uncontested divorce means both parties agree on how to resolve the most important issues in a marriage, including child custody, support, visitation, alimony, property division, the allocation of debts, and more. Uncontested divorce is often easier between couples who do not share any children, businesses, or property, though it is doable in every situation.

A contested divorce is quite the opposite, in which the divorcing parties need help in moving the process along, which is why it is necessary to involve the courts. This is because there are one or more issues of contention between the couple, issues which cannot be resolved with ease.

Contact Our Palm Harbor Divorce Lawyers

No matter the nature of your divorce, it is very rarely an easy situation to handle. This is why it is important you don’t hesitate to enlist the services of a trusted Palm Harbor divorce attorney, such as ours at K. Dean Kantaras. We feel no situation is too challenging to take on, and will go above and beyond in an effort to prove to you why the best decision you can make is having us on your side.

If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm, you may do so by calling (727) 939-6113.

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