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Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

To put it very simply, there are two types of Divorce. (1) Uncontested Divorce, in which you and your spouse agree as to the distribution of all marital property including retirement accounts and/or the custody of your children and (2) Contested Divorce, in which you and your spouse cannot agree as to the distribution of all marital property including retirement accounts and/or the custody of your children. In an Uncontested Divorce, the distribution of your property would be memorialized in a Marital Settlement Agreement and/or the Custody of your children would be memorialized in a Joint Parenting Agreement. In a Contested Divorce, you may be involved in highly contentious hearings on various motions filed by either party and/or Trial. Ultimately, the presiding Judge will decide the issues brought before him and the Judge's decision will then become an Order of Court. Most people would like to avoid a highly Contested Divorce, however in some cases it is unavoidable. In these instances, I draw on my extensive experience as a Divorce Lawyer and fight aggressively to secure the best results for my clients.

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