What does an “Uncontested Divorce” Entail?

Even if you and your spouse both agree you want a divorce, the divorce is only “uncontested” if you agree to every provision concerning legal decision-making, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and the division of your property and debts. If any of these matters are disputed and cannot be settled through mediation, settlement conferences, or negotiations with the attorneys, your divorce is NOT uncontested, and a trial may be necessary. You can also agree to different processes to have your disputes resolved, such as Arbitration or the appointment of a Special Master to make those decisions.