New clients regularly tell me that they want an "uncontested divorce."
What exactly is an uncontested divorce in NJ?
To me, the phrase means two separate things:
First of all, it means that the grounds for divorce are not being contested.
Secondly, it means that there is no disagreement as to any of the financial issues, child related issues, or any other issues, and that these issues have been resolved and are not being contested.
When you have settled all of the issues in your divorce case, the next step is to go to court for what is called an uncontested divorce hearing; the goal of which is to divorce you and your spouse and end the divorce process.
The uncontested divorce hearing usually lasts 10 to 15 minutes.