Tampa Divorce Attorneys are constantly asked about the differences between these two phrases because nearly every Tampa Divorce Attorney mentions these phrases prominently in their blog and folks doing research will inevitably see the phrase used over and over. In short, the primary difference is that in a contested divorce, the parties are unable to resolve any matters between them and a judge eventually makes those decisions. In a uncontested divorce, the parties agree on those issues and a marital settlement agreement is reached and ratified by the court through a court order.
It’s also prudent to mention that generally uncontested divorces are resolved much faster than contested divorces because of the limited litigation and court appearances involved in a uncontested divorce. Further, generally attorneys fees are significantly lower in uncontested divorce, than they are in contested divorce because of the time associated with the resolution of the cases.
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