What is an Uncontested Divorce?
Updated: Sep 19, 2018
An uncontested divorce is where both parties agree to the divorce. It means that neither party intends to defend the divorce proceedings and raise issue with why the divorce is being sought.
People often are mistaken in thinking, especially when a divorce is issued on unreasonable behaviour, that you must defend the divorce if you do not agree with the reasons being given. It is okay to allow a divorce to remain uncontested but to make it known to the Court that you do not agree with the allegations being raised. A simple statement stating the allegations are denied but the divorce is not defended, can be stated within the Acknowledgement of Service.
The remainder of the divorce process should be straightforward. However, always ensure you do not forget about protecting your financial position.
Get in touch with our specialists to find out how we can assist you. We can advise you on divorce matters, and finances relating to the divorce. If necessary, we will assist in relation to any children matters as part of the proceedings.