The difference between contested and uncontested divorce in San Diego is whether the divorcing couples litigate or dispute divorce-related issues rather than settle their divorce amicably or through premarital agreements.

  • An uncontested divorce is common when parties either immediately, or after some litigation, reach a global settlement. Uncontested divorces reach final Judgment by executing a global settlement Agreement commonly referred to as a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA).  All issues related to children, support, and property are included in a global MSA.
  • contested divorce is when the parties cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, necessitating court intervention and litigation with assistance from a San Diego divorce attorney. In this instance, a judge decides all issues for the parties either through multiple motions or a trial.

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