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Why are contested divorces more common?

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2020 | Divorce |

Alabama couples have several divorce options. Of these, we will look at contested and uncontested divorces. A contested divorce is one in which couples cannot reach agreements and must seek help. An uncontested divorce means couples reach an agreement on their own. 

But which is more common? Which works better for the majority of people? Most important of all, which would work best for you? 

Contested vs uncontested divorce 

On a whole, uncontested divorces are less common than contested divorces. This is not for a lack of desire to have an uncontested divorce. In fact, many surveyed couples state that they wish to have an uncontested divorce. You do not involve a court in uncontested divorce decisions. Because of that, it is often less expensive and less stressful. 

But it is not easy to achieve. To have an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on all matters of the divorce. This includes very contested matters like: 

  • Child custody arrangements 
  • Child and spousal support 
  • Property division 
  • Pet custody 

Why uncontested divorce is so difficult to achieve 

Needless to say, many divorcing couples cannot reach agreements on every issue. Tempers flare and people lash out. They have a hard time keeping emotions out of their attempts to cooperate. Some use third party help like mediators. For many, it ends up being easier to take the case to court. 

Are you curious about how most divorcing couples handle their split? Do you want to learn about contested versus uncontested divorce? If so, visit the link here. It will take you to our webpage. There, you can learn about these two types of divorce.