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What is a Contested Divorce?

Two people signing divorce papers

No matter your situation, divorce is always difficult. But a contested divorce can make the process that much more complicated and lengthy. And while these types of divorces may be more complex than others, you still have a few options.

No matter your circumstances, it’s important to find a lawyer who will take an individualized approach to each divorce case and fight for your rights.

Contested Divorces in North Carolina

Understanding Grounds for Divorce

Because North Carolina has no-fault divorce, one party can file for divorce if they believe the marriage is “irrevocably broken.” Even if the other party doesn’t want to get a divorce, they can’t block or prevent it from taking place, however they can prolong the process. If this is the case, you’ll be entering into a contested divorce.

What is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce is when your spouse disagrees with nearly everything in the case. Most often, spouses undergoing a contested divorce do not agree on:

If you and your spouse aren’t able to come to an agreement (also known as reaching a settlement) before trial, the court will review your case and make a decision they feel is best for both parties.

Never Undergo a Contested Divorce Alone

Contested divorces are some of the most complex divorce cases and require a deep understanding of the law. If you decide to act as your own lawyer, the financial and emotional repercussions could be devastating and affect your life for years.

At Blood Law, PLLC, we believe in helping our clients achieve their goals – no matter how complex their divorce or other family law issue. Our lawyers provide tailored legal services with a unique, team-based approach to do our best to achieve these results.

To learn more about our legal services, contact our lawyers online or give us a call at (704) 286-0570.