Contested Divorce

What is the Difference between a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce?

There are two kinds of divorces in New York State, contested and uncontested divorces. If one party does not appear in the divorce action or has appeared and has no objection, the action is uncontested. On the other hand, if the parties fail to agree on all issues and it is necessary to use the court to resolve them, the divorce will be labeled as contested.