A frequent question clients ask me is “What’s the difference between a contested and an uncontested divorce in New Jersey?” There are two types of divorces in New Jersey. One is a contested divorce, and the other is an uncontested divorce.
A contested divorce involves the parties negotiating or actively fighting over assets, child custody, child support, or even pets. Contested divorces are typically going to be far more expensive than an uncontested divorce.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties have either agreed on how to dissolve their assets, or there are no assets to fight over. These also involve no children, or there are no issues concerning the children, such as child support or custody and parenting time.
An uncontested divorce is generally the best way to go for the parties, assuming they can do that. If there are children involved, an uncontested divorce can diminish the stress on them as well as on the parties themselves. Uncontested divorces will also be far less expensive than a contested matter.
Are you considering a Contested or Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney Brian Freeman for experienced council.