What is 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 divorce. The most common ground for filing for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Fault grounds are not used even in what’s called a contested 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 at the start of the divorce proceeding but the majority of divorces do end up with an agreement. So even though a divorce might start off as contested, it’s often ends with an agreement.
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