In divorce proceedings, there are three parties, or elements involved:
- the Petitioner
- the Respondent
- the Court-which makes orders it deems appropriate, just and equitable, such as an Order for Custody Evaluation, or the Appointment of Minor’s Counsel.
When the parties both agree to proceed with a divorce and all issues may be amicably resolved, it is truly an uncontested divorce. If the parties are able to proceed amicably, the divorce and settlement will be reached in a much shorter span of time.
When the parties are unable to resolve issues such as:
- child custody
- division of community assets or
- spousal support
To name a few, the matter will be litigated. A Court Order will be obtained in the absence of any settlement by the parties.