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The difference between a contested and uncontested divorce

If you are getting a divorce in New York, you definitely want to pursue an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have been able to work through any potential difficulties and between yourselves and your respective attorneys, you've been able to arrive at an out-of-court divorce settlement agreement.

Uncontested divorces tend to be faster, cheaper, less stressful and, generally, a far better experience for everyone involved. However, uncontested divorces are not always possible if the two individuals are unable to reach agreement regarding some delicate topic concerning their divorce. Perhaps, for example, two parents are unable to agree on parenting time and custody issues. Or, maybe one spouse is seeking spousal support payments but the other spouse feels such payments are unwarranted.

Regardless what area the disagreement covers, if you can't agree, you may need to leave it up to a New York family law court to decide the matter. In such "contested divorce" proceedings, you will need to litigate your case in court -- usually with the aid and assistance of a competent divorce lawyer. The more skilled and experienced your divorce lawyer is, the better able he or she will be to defend your legal rights in court.

At Jewell Law PLLC, we have assisted many New York spouses -- who might not have otherwise been able to reach agreement and accord with their soon-to-be exes -- to work through their differences and establish a fair and equitable out-of-court uncontested divorce settlement. We have also defended and represented our clients in court, when necessary, to achieve their desired results in contested divorce trial proceedings.

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