What does a “Contested Divorce” Entail?

When spouses have disagreements as to how they would like their divorce resolved, the divorce is contested. Disagreements can be as to any number of issues – which spouse is entitled to which property, whether one is deserving of spousal maintenance, which parenting plan is in the best interest of the child, etc. If a divorce is contested, the spouses must in some way resolve these disagreements, whether it be by mediation or litigation. In this situation, retention of legal counsel is crucial, so that you can understand the appropriate and tactful positions you are entitled to take, in resolving these disputes.