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What is the difference between contested and uncontested Divorce?

What is the difference between contested and uncontested Divorce?

Divorces are can either contested or uncontested depending on the circumstances of the couple who intend to file the divorce. Contested divorces are those in which the respondent disputes several issues that need to be ventilated and threshed out by the Superior Court. Uncontested divorces come into categories, namely (1) Consent Divorces – the parties agree on all major issues that the parties reduce into writing through a so-called Marriage Settlement Agreement (MSA) ; and (2) Default causes – where the respondent party fails to respond within 30 days from date of receiving the Summons and other documents that come with it for reasons contemplated by the courts.

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