What is divorce uncontested?
An uncontested divorce is a divorce decree that neither party is fighting. When both parties in a married couple agree to divorce, filing for an uncontested divorce can save time and money through streamlined court procedures. The couple must: Not have any financial disputes (such as child custody or alimony)
Do uncontested divorces go to court?
If the divorce is uncontested and a marital settlement agreement is filed, the spouses may not need to go to court. In that case, all legal documents can be filed with the court, and the judgment can be sent to you. However, the court may request a formal or informal hearing.
What happens if my husband contests a divorce?
If he or she contests the divorce, a Statement of Defence will be filed. For example, he or she may object to the grounds for divorce or to your claim for custody or financial support. If the matter is contested, an Examination for Discovery must be held. You will need a lawyer for this process and it can take months.
Is it worth fighting a divorce?
No one enjoys fighting a losing battle. There’s little point to it unless the sole objective is to hurt the person you’re fighting. But given that every disagreement between you and your spouse can potentially increase the cost of your divorce, both sides get hurt financially – if not emotionally – in the process.