A divorce is only uncontested if there are no outstanding issues. None.
In order to be an uncontested divorce the parties must agree about:
- Grounds: The parties must agree on the reason for the divorce (irretrievable breakdown, abandonment, etc).
- Property: The parties must agree on how marital property (including bank accounts, real estate & businesses) will be split. The must be in agreement as to how retirement assets and other such property should be dealt with.
- Maintenance/Alimony: The parties must agree whether there will be maintenance or alimony and if so, the amounts and length of time such is to be paid.
- Child Support: If there are children, the amount to be paid in child support must not in dispute.
- Child Custody: There should be an agreement as to whether there is joint custody and/or a certain party is the custodial parent. A visitation and parenting plan should be created and agreed upon.
If the parties disagree about anything, then they have a contested divorce
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judgment of divorce =
agreement/judgment as to grounds + agreement/judgment as to assets + agreement/judgment as to all other issues including child support & child custody
uncontested divorces are much cheaper than contested divorces!
uncontested divorces are much quicker than contested divorces!