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What is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

By Spodek Law Group | February 19, 2023
(Last Updated On: March 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th March 2023, 05:58 pm

Understanding Contested and Uncontested Divorce – What You Need to Know to Make the Right Decision

Divorce is a difficult and emotionally draining process that can be made even more challenging when the parties involved cannot agree on important issues. When a couple decides to divorce, numerous decisions need to be made regarding asset and debt division, spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, and other matters. The way in which these issues are resolved will impact the outcome of the divorce. This is why it is essential to understand the differences between contested and uncontested divorce.

The Key Differences Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorce is the ideal outcome for any divorce case. It occurs when both parties come to an agreement on all major issues before the case goes to trial. In contrast, a contested divorce is one where the parties cannot agree on one or more significant matters and rely on the court to make a final decision.

One significant factor that distinguishes contested and uncontested divorce is the time it takes to finalize the case. Uncontested divorces typically go through much more quickly, without the need for a trial or other time-consuming legal procedures. As a result, legal fees for an uncontested divorce are typically less expensive than those for a contested divorce.

Appeals and Agreements

It is important to understand that an uncontested divorce is not appealable, but certain agreements may be modifiable. Since the parties consent to the arrangement, the terms of the divorce are not appealable. However, the parties are not locked into the agreement forever. If circumstances change significantly and/or a specific period of time has passed, the parties may be able to modify the agreement.

Conversely, in a contested divorce, the judge is responsible for making the decisions for the couple, and the outcomes are appealable. Unfortunately, the judge may prioritize some concerns over others, which may not align with the couple’s priorities. When a couple has more control over the process, they are more likely to come to an agreement that works for both parties.

Working with an Experienced Divorce Attorney

While there are benefits to an uncontested divorce, it is not always possible for the parties to agree on important issues. In such cases, it is essential to seek help from a skilled divorce attorney, like those at Spodek Law Group, who can guide you through the process and help you achieve a fair outcome. Whether you are pursuing an uncontested or contested divorce, working with an experienced attorney can help ensure your rights are protected and that you reach a resolution that works for you.

Understanding the Key Differences Between Contested and Uncontested Divorces in Texas

When it comes to getting a divorce in Texas, there are two options available to you and your spouse: contested and uncontested. While both of these types of divorces ultimately result in a finalized divorce, they have some critical differences that set them apart.

Uncontested Divorce: A Streamlined Process

If you and your spouse agree to the divorce and all of its terms, you can opt for an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce is known for being a streamlined process that is quick and relatively inexpensive. However, it can be challenging to qualify for an uncontested divorce, as you and your spouse must agree on several critical issues, including property division, debt allocation, and spousal support. Additionally, you and your spouse must have lived in Texas for at least six months before filing for divorce, not have any minor children together, not own any property or business together, and not have any retirement benefits that need to be divided.

In an uncontested divorce, irreconcilable differences are often cited as the grounds for divorce. It’s worth noting that if your divorce is uncontested, you will not need to prove any specific grounds for divorce.

Contested Divorce: A Lengthy and Complex Process

If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on one or more of the critical divorce issues, you will need to pursue a contested divorce. In this type of divorce, you and your spouse will go back and forth in court, trying to resolve any unresolved issues. If you cannot come to an agreement, the judge will decide for you. It’s worth noting that if you are seeking a contested divorce, you will need to list specific grounds for the divorce, such as adultery, drug or alcohol abuse, bigamy, felony conviction, impotency, and more.

While coming to an agreement on all of the terms of a divorce can be challenging, pursuing an uncontested divorce can save you a lot of time, money, and emotional stress. Less time in court usually means lower costs.

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer

Regardless of whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, having a skilled divorce attorney on your side is crucial during this major life transition. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced divorce lawyers have helped countless individuals and families through the divorce process. We understand that things can go wrong very quickly, even in an uncontested divorce. That’s why we provide legal counsel you can depend on throughout the divorce process.

If you’re in the midst of a divorce or considering filing for one, contact Spodek Law Group today for a confidential consultation. Our Fort Worth divorce lawyers are ready to help you navigate the complexities of divorce and protect your rights every step of the way. Give us a call at (817) 332-7703 or visit our website to learn more.

Stipulated Divorce: A Negotiated Approach to Divorce Settlement

Are you facing an uncontested divorce where your spouse refuses to sign the papers? Don’t fret! Divorce lawyers at Spodek Law Group have an effective approach to help you move forward. We call it a stipulated divorce or negotiated divorce, and it can save you time, money, and unnecessary hassle.

What is a Stipulated Divorce?

In a stipulated divorce, the attorney files for a contested divorce and attempts to negotiate a settlement. The filing of a contested divorce compels the other spouse to respond within 21 days, or risk getting a Default Divorce. Our lawyers will attach a settlement letter to the documents that outline specific terms for the divorce. This helps get the other spouse thinking about the settlement options.

Why Choose a Stipulated Divorce?

The settlement letter gives your spouse two options. They can either hire a divorce attorney to fight, which could cost them thousands of dollars, or discuss the terms outlined in the letter. If there isn’t anything to fight over, your spouse will likely agree to the terms in the settlement letter. This saves you time, money, and reduces the stress associated with a lengthy and contested divorce.

Contact the Right Divorce Lawyers

The divorce process can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced divorce lawyers, led by Attorney Todd Spodek, will provide the support and guidance you need to make informed decisions. Contact us at (702) 664-8651 to learn more about the stipulated divorce process and how we can help you. Let us help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life.


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