A contested divorce is where the couple does not see eye to eye on the terms of the divorce. It could be called a contested divorce even if one of the spouses does not want a divorce in the first place. Every divorce begins with the filing of a divorce petition by one of the spouses and the spouse being served with notice for the same.
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A divorce attorney will be required to aggressively prepare for the fight with discovery and then contest the issues mentioned below.
The first thing that a contested divorce will look at is the reason for granting the divorce. If both spouses cite irreconcilable differences, then no other reason is required. But if one of the spouses does not want a divorce, then the court may seek justifiable cause, depending on state law.
The next stage of a contested divorce has to do with the assets of the marriage. Spousal support claims are bound to be taken up for consideration in the absence of a prenuptial agreement. So will property division and then child custody. After child custody has been granted to one spouse, the court will grant visitation rights to the other spouse. Child support issues may also have to be discussed at this point.
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Did you know?
New York is the only state without a no-fault divorce law.
This means that you cannot get a contested divorce in New York without a valid reason such as domestic violence, adultery, abandonment or imprisonment. You can still get an uncontested divorce citing irreconcilable differences.