Is Your Divorce Contested Or Uncontested?

If you are considering divorce, you probably have a lot of questions and not a lot of answers. One of the most basic questions you may be asking is whether you should take your divorce-related disagreements to trial or make the sacrifices necessary to achieve an uncontested divorce?

While divorce litigation does give you the benefit of turning to your attorney and the courts for support, mediation offers you the benefit of staying in control of dissolution proceedings while reaching a more amicable resolution.

At the law office of Michelle A. Barry, P.A., we know the pros and cons you're weighing and how challenging it may be to make a decision without first consulting with an attorney. That's why we offer reduced-rate consultations at our firm where you can ask all of your questions and learn about the options that make sense for your situation.

At our firm, we use flexibility and creativity to address clients' unique needs, whether that means guiding them through an uncontested divorce or fighting for them in a contested proceedings. We handle all matters concerning family law, including divorces among high-income individuals.

Contested Vs. Uncontested: What's The Difference?

A divorce is considered to be contested if spouses do not agree on all divorce issues, which include everything from property division to child custody. In uncontested divorces, spouses are in agreement on all divorce matters, which generally allows them to proceed with divorce alternatives such as mediation or collaborative divorce.

Which Route Is Right For You?

Meeting these simple definitions may not be enough to help you figure out whether your divorce is contested or not. In addition, you may want to consider these points:

  • Time — The time it takes to finalize a divorce can range from just over a week to several years, depending on how long it takes to reach a resolution. If you want the process to be over with quickly, an uncontested divorce is the best choice.
  • Cost — We have worked with couples who had very significant assets, but they wisely decided not to waste those assets on litigation. Instead, they came up with their own property division agreement and were able to complete their uncontested divorce in only a few days. Taking the uncontested route may save you significant money as well.
  • Emotional toll — Taking a case to trial can be like pouring gasoline on a fire. It inflames the conflict and increases the animosity between the parties. As a family law mediator with a degree in psychology, our attorney understands how a less confrontational approach can greatly benefit everyone involved.

We Are On Your Side. Contact Us Now For A Consultation.

Whether contested or uncontested, the divorce process can be very complicated, emotional and intimidating. It is important that you have a strong ally on your side who can protect your financial, legal and parental interests.

Turn to the law firm of Michelle A. Barry, P.A., for dedicated advocacy. To schedule a reduced-rate initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, call our office in Longwood, Florida, at 407-622-4529 (toll free 888-351-8303) or contact us online

A free 15-minute initial telephone consultation is available to discuss your case. Email documents to us prior to a call for the most beneficial use of your time. In-person consultations are available at a reduced rate that will be put toward a retainer. We accept credit cards.