Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce What's The Difference

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If you've ever wondered what the differences are between a contested and uncontested divorce, Burdine Law Firm is here to help you understand! Here you can learn a little bit about each type and how having an experienced divorce attorney at your side can help. For more information, get in touch with our Nashville law firm.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is usually the simplest type. In this situation, both parties have agreed to separate, and they have likely also agreed on the terms of the divorce. While the split may not always be amicable, these cases consist of both spouses working to come to agreements on all matters, including what to do with the marital residence, parenting time and financial support of the children, dividing retirement accounts, and other marital property.

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce is often much more complicated. In these cases, one spouse does not want to separate or does not agree to the terms of the divorce. These contests can be for a wide variety of reasons, and will often require court appearances, mediation, and advanced discovery to reach a final settlement. 

How A Divorce Lawyer Can Help

No matter what kind of divorce you are going through, it is imperative to have a divorce lawyer at your side. In an uncontested case, your lawyer will help to guide you through the process, ensuring everything is completed properly. In a contested case, your lawyer will help you make a compelling case to help you get the best results.


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If you are seeking a divorce in Nashville, you can count on Burdine Law Firm to help. Whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce, we can work with you to make the process as clean and smooth as possible. Contact us today for a consultation!

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