Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Maryland

Many of our clients and prospective clients would like to pursue an uncontested divorce in Maryland. It’s important to understand what this means, and how to accomplish this goal as smoothly as possible, while also understanding the difference between contested and uncontested proceedings.

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Uncontested Divorce in Maryland

The parties to a divorce may come to an agreement at any time prior to filing for divorce or even during the divorce process itself.  If the parties to a divorce in Maryland reach a marital settlement or separation agreement, they may request an uncontested divorce hearing.  The Plaintiff will present brief testimony with a corroborating witness and the Parties will complete their uncontested divorce.

Contested Divorce in Maryland

If the Parties cannot come to an agreement on all issues, whether child custody, child support, alimony, or division of property, the parties will proceed with a contested divorce.

If the parties cannot resolve their differences through negotiation or Maryland divorce mediation, the parties will need to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who will be able to help you navigate this process, and assist you with reaching your desired outcomes.

As a Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville divorce lawyer, we help clients throughout Montgomery County, and the entire state of Maryland.

To learn more about an uncontested divorce in Maryland, divorce mediation, or any other related issue, call our office today at 240.395.1418. We’ll provide you with a free consultation and tell you more about how we can help as your new Montgomery County divorce attorney.