Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in California
File for Divorce in Placer County
What Is Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce in California essentially means that both parties cannot
come to an agreement of the terms of the divorce. Examples of these terms
include issues such as:
- Child Support
- Distribution of Assets
In our state, a divorce can become contested for 3 specific reasons:
- There is a factual disagreement
- There is a legal disagreement
- Either one or both spouses refuse to settle their issues and terms of the divorce.
What is Uncontested Divorce?
When both parties mutually agree on the terms of the divorce, it becomes
uncontested. In California, this is also known as “summary dissolution”.
However, not all couples are eligible for an uncontested divorce in our
state. While our attorney will be happy to review every requirement with
you, here are a few to remember:
- The grounds for divorce must be “irreconcilable differences”
- Neither spouse has any property other than a lease under one year
- There are no unpaid debts of more than $6,000
- Neither spouse is seeking alimony
To avoid a drawn-out, emotionally draining legal battle, it is imperative
to obtain legal representation from an experienced divorce attorney. With
more than five decades of combined experience, our Granite Bay family
lawyers at the Law Offices of Myers Family Law can thoroughly review your
divorce and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the
most favorable outcome possible. We specialize in high conflict divorce
and have handled cases from all across Placer County, Sacramento County,
El Dorado County, and Northern California.
Contact us and speak with our legal team.