New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses a Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce
As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney I am often asked the differences between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce. 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 on 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. If there are children, it lessens the stress on the children. It lessens the stress on the parties themselves, and it clearly is going to be far less expensive than a contested matter.
Are you going through divorce and deciding what type is best for you? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney Brian Freeman to help you with your decision.