Whether a divorce is uncontested and/or becomes contested is usually a direct function of the complexity and length of the marriage and the family unit created from the marriage itself. The length of the marriage, the assets and/or wealth created as a result of the marriage, and whether there are children born from the marriage often dictate the complexity of the divorce, whether the divorce will be mostly uncontested versus contested, how long the process of divorce will take, and the legal fees and costs necessary to complete the process of divorce.
In a nutshell, the four major components of divorce are as follows:
- Equitable division of assets and debts of the married couple.
- Child custody.
- Child Support.