One of the very first steps for those considering a divorce is to decide the likelihood of whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested.
An uncontested divorce simply means that both spouses agree on every issue at stake. Even with the best of intentions, one or both spouses often find themselves eventually disagreeing on one or more issues so uncontested divorces are the exception.
Most people head toward divorce because of disagreements. And disagreements almost always show up in divorce proceedings. This is where good legal representation will help.
Divorce is rarely as simple as filing a few forms to dissolve your marriage. If you have children, a house, and other accounts/assets, divorce proceedings can become complicated very quickly.
If you or your spouse is contesting any aspect of the divorce, from child custody to alimony, matters can be even more complex — and very painful.