Uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the two parties agree on the division of property, assets, and debt (and if applicable, custody of children).
Uncontested divorces or “DIY divorces” are increasingly popular in order to avoid lengthy legal troubles or costly settlements.
Contested divorce is a divorce in which the two parties cannot reach mutual agreement on proposed division of property, assets, debt, or custody, requiring the involvement of the legal system.
Settlement may still be reached before trial avoiding expenses and uncertainty of trial.
What Could Make Divorce Cost More
Minor or underage children make divorce more complex and costly, with custody agreements requiring significant time and attention.
Complex financial situations including estates, inheritances, investments, or jointly held property.
Disputes over alimony or spousal support.