Understanding the difference between Uncontested and Contested Dissolution is important to comprehend because many legal plans only cover certain types of Dissolution's. Once the Dissolution crosses certain guidelines for Contested Dissolution there are limitations as to what the legal plan covers, or the matter might not be covered at all.
An Uncontested Dissolution “Divorce” is when the spouse does not file any responsive pleadings or is not represented by an Attorney.
Once a spouse hires an Attorney to represent them or files responsive pleadings the Dissolution is considered Contested.
Documents considered Contested:
Filing an Answer
Motions for Temporary Relief
If you are in the process of a Dissolution, contact Attorney David L. Brown for a free consultation.