When Will My Divorce Be Considered “Uncontested”?

An uncontested divorce is a specific type of divorce that is placed on an expedited track. There are many ways for a divorce to be considered uncontested. To learn more about this type of divorce and when a divorce will be considered uncontested, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bergen County divorce attorneys.

When will my divorce be considered “uncontested”?

There are various possible qualifications for a divorce to be considered uncontested including the following:

  1. You and your spouse may decide to resolve your divorce by utilizing an alternative dispute resolution method. Such methods may include arbitration or mediation. During this method of divorce, once each of the terms of your property settlement agreement has been decided including child support, child custody, spousal support, and division of assets, the property settlement agreement will be submitted to the courts as an uncontested divorce.
  2. Before the divorce is filed, you and your spouse can have the opportunity to negotiate the terms of your divorce settlement agreement.
  3. When you and your spouse are discussing the outline of the filing party’s proposed property settlement agreement and you and your spouse immediately agree on all of the terms, you could enter an uncontested divorce. However, it is recommended that if your spouse is filing for a divorce, it is best to consult with a divorce attorney before you agree to the terms outlined in the proposed property settlement agreement. Agreeing to not contest their request for a divorce will make the terms that they have proposed final. This can be extremely difficult to modify after the fact if you later discover that these terms are unfair to you. This is why it is the responsible and smart decision to consult with an experienced divorce attorney before not contesting a divorce complaint.
  4. If your spouse chooses to ignore your divorce complaint, no matter the reason, this action will enter you into an uncontested divorce.

No matter the circumstances of your divorce, if you are using the divorce mediation process, an uncontested divorce, or a default divorce judgment, our team is here to help. It is best to speak with an experienced attorney if you are facing a divorce. Our legal team will walk you through the process ahead to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for you, your family, and your future. Give our firm a call today.

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