Definition - What does Contested Divorce mean?
Justipedia explains Contested Divorce
In the United States and in many other jurisdictions, there are two types of divorce: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce is more time consuming, expensive, and stressful when compared to an uncontested divorce. In a contested divorce, a couple must go through numerous steps before the divorce is finalized. These steps include engaging in divorce discovery, pre-trial motions and hearings, a court trial when settlements can’t be reached, etc. All of these steps make a contested divorce more time consuming and expensive than an uncontested divorce.