Simple Divorce, Contested Divorce, Uncontested Divorce
In addition to understanding the eligibility requirements for a divorce, it’s also important to understand the differences between a simple divorce, a contested divorce, and an uncontested divorce.
A simple divorce is the easiest and least complicated type of divorce as, during this type of divorce, the plaintiff (the person filing for divorce) is not requesting anything else, such as property or custody of children; they are merely asking for a divorce.
An uncontested divorce is also a relatively quick and simple type of divorce case. In this type of divorce, both parties are in agreement about how assets in the divorce should be divided, how custody of children should be shared, etc.
Finally, a contested divorce is the most complex divorce type and refers to a divorce where the parties are not in agreement about the terms of the divorce. If agreement cannot be reached through mediation, litigation may be necessary.