In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree to the divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the divorce is generally granted on papers and no court appearance is required.
Even in cases where one spouse does not consent to a divorce, a divorce may be granted provided all the party seeking the divorce can prove, at trial, the grounds for the divorce. If the grounds are established, the divorce will be granted.
In some cases, a party may oppose the divorce only to procure some concession from the other party. If the issue is resolved, the case may proceed as an uncontested divorce.
Impact of Marital Fault on Equitable Distribution
Except in the most egregious of circumstances, the reason for the divorce (marital fault) will not impact on the economic issues of the divorce.
Contact Clement Law at (212) 683-9551 if you are considering or engaged in a divorce.