Can You Contest an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is one that is filed in the courts on the presumption that both spouses agree with the terms. A divorce of this nature will be swiftly executed and probably won’t involve any court hearings to discuss the terms.

Unfortunately, not all uncontested divorces remain uncontested. Oftentimes, spouses start with the intention to file an uncontested divorce, but end up fighting over the details of the case and even disagreeing about many of the terms regarding child custody or spousal support.

Spouses have the opportunity to contest elements of a divorce all the way up until the final judgement. This means that you have the right to call off the uncontested agreement and instead fight for your preferences in a divorce case. It is important to note that if you should choose to call off an uncontested divorce, it will make the divorce process longer. You may have to spend more money on a lawyer and covering the court fees affiliated with your case.

Many people opt for uncontested divorces because these are easier on the children, and are almost always cheaper and faster than contested divorces. However if the terms of your divorce do not seem fair, then you certainly need to seek assistance in your case.

Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at Claery & Hammond today if your spouse is contesting your uncontested divorce, or if you are taking part in an uncontested divorce but would like to challenge the terms. With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able to work out the negotiations in your best interest. Call today to get more information and discuss the terms of your divorce with a trusted professional in the Los Angeles area. The skilled and compassionate team at Claery & Hammond is always here to help!