You may have heard the phrases "contested" and "uncontested divorce", and wondered what the differences are between the two.
Just because you and your spouse agree on getting a divorce does not mean you can have an uncontested case. Oftentimes, couples who think they have an uncontested divorce are actually contested. In an uncontested case, the parties agree on all issues involved in a final settlement. In other words, you and your spouse must be in absolute agreement on property division, child custody, child support, and any other issues.
If you do qualify for an uncontested divorce, you will need an attorney to prepare and finalize the settlement agreement. Trial can be avoided using mediation or arbitration, both of which Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can help you with.
It is important to speak with an attorney knowledgeable in family law matters in order to determine if your divorce is uncontested. Divorce attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, New Jersey, represents clients involved in both types of divorce. As your lawyer, Mr. Goldblatt can look at the specific circumstances of your situation and determine if you qualify for an uncontested divorce.