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Divorce - The Law Center for Civil and Criminal Justice

Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage) is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties (unlike annulment, which declares the marriage null and void). The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt.


if you truly have a situation where the parties are in agreement and can be settled without any contest. Most people think that the matter will not be contested simply because both parties want the marriage dissolved, but if there are any issues where there is no agreement then the matter is not Uncontested.


A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree, either about getting divorced or about the terms of the divorce, such as the division of assets, allocation of debts, alimony, child support, or the custody of children.

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