Contested vs Uncontested Divorce in Massachusetts – What’s The Difference?

Difference between contested and uncontested divorce in Massachusetts

Contested Divorce

  • Parties not completely in agreement
  • Generally more expensive and legal fees should be hourly
  • Becomes official 90 days after divorce hearing

Uncontested Divorce

  • Parties agree on all issues
  • Usually less expensive and legal fees may be flat fee
  • Becomes official 120 days after divorce hearing
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