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Uncontested Versus Contested Divorce?

Experienced Lawyers For Contested And Uncontested Divorce

When there are disagreements about the terms of splitting assets, child custody or property, the divorce is a contested divorce. When the other spouse refuses to sign the divorce, it is also considered a contested divorce. At Daly Mills Family Law, our attorneys help clients with contested divorce, uncontested divorce and separation agreements to protect their rights throughout the legal process.

Grounds for Divorce in North Carolina

There are several different legal grounds for divorce that provide the basis of the application. To file any divorce action in North Carolina, spouses must have lived apart for more than one year. Valid reasons to file for divorce include adultery, incurable insanity, excessive use of drugs or alcohol, cruel or barbarous treatment, indignities to the other person or maliciously “turning the other out of doors.”

North Carolina divorce statutes §50-6-7 provide additional information about grounds for the following types of divorce:

  • Contested divorce: Contested divorce is a simple way of saying that there are disputed issues that need to be decided by a court during the divorce process. The disputed issues may include property and asset division, child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, or retirement accounts. A contested divorce will often include judicial hearings, testimony and mediation or negotiation to resolve divorce matters.
  • Uncontested divorce: Filing for an uncontested divorce is merely a statement that there are no disputed issues in the divorce and that the spouses mutually agree to the terms of the divorce.

Contact A Proven North Carolina Divorce Lawyer To Protect What’s Yours

Our divorce lawyers handle small caseloads to allow us to work closely with our clients on every divorce issue. Contact us online or call our Mooresville office at 704-878-2365 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation today.

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