Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey
In New Jersey, there are two types of divorces. There’s a contested divorce, and there’s an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is where the parties are either negotiating or actively fighting over assets, child custody, child support, or even pets. A contested divorce is generally going to be far more expensive than a divorce that is uncontested.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties have either agreed to how to dissolve their assets, or there are no assets to fight over, and there are no children, or there are no issues concerning the children, either for the support or for custody and parenting time. An uncontested divorce is generally the better way to go for the parties if they can do that. If there are children, it lessens the stress on the children. It lessens the stress on the parties themselves, and clearly it’s going to be far less expensive than a contested matter.
Are you ready to start the divorce process but unsure which is best for your relationship? Let one of our experienced Divorce Attorneys in Jersey City guide you through the process.