The Contested Divorce Process in Massachusetts
A contested divorce is simply one where we don’t have an agreement at the onset of the filing for the divorce. Generally, fault grounds are not used even in what’s called a contest divorce. The reason a complaint for divorce gets filed instead of a joint petition for divorce is you don’t have an agreement at the time you start the divorce proceeding but majority of divorces do end up with an agreement. So even though a divorce might start off as contested, it’s often ended with an agreement.
This informational blog post was provided by Cynthia Hanley, an experienced Massachusetts Divorce Attorney.