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When considering a divorce, one of the first issues that will be decided is whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested.

A contested divorce is when the spouses do not agree. For instance, one spouse wants a divorce and the other spouse doesn’t agree that they want a divorce. Or the disagreement can be about the terms, including the division of assets, alimony, custody and child support. In this instance, the court is needed to help determine the terms of the divorce. Contested divorces can get complicated and drawn out. That’s when it’s important to have an attorney on your side who is able to advise you and prepare your case for trial. Your attorney will work toward a settlement that is in your best interest but if that is not possible, your case will be tried to a judge.

Conversely, an uncontested divorce is when spouses are able to come to an agreement without the need of a judge to decide the outcome after trial. These types of divorces are usually handled quicker, are far less complicated, and less costly for all involved. In this type of divorce, both parties may have to make a few compromises, but because the court doesn’t need to intervene, you have more control over the outcome of the settlement.

Gathings Law stands by our decades of experience handling all types of divorce cases; both contested and uncontested. We understand that every divorce is different; there are no two  alike. We take the time to know our clients and understand their life. We don’t just represent you, we do our best to help you and be there for you. That’s why we do what we do; we do it for you. If you need to speak to a divorce attorney, call Gathings Law.

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