A dissolution of marriage is a way to terminate your marriage with the Court. In order to proceed with a dissolution of marriage, you and your spouse must come to an agreement on all issues in your marriage prior to filing anything with the Court. Often people view this as the most amicable way to terminate a marriage. A divorce can either be contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce is similar to a dissolution of marriage but involves a different process. Often an uncontested divorce is filed because one party cannot be present in Court. A contested divorce is filed if the parties are not able to come to an agreement prior to filing anything with the Court. Divorce is also used to seek relief from the Court in the form of temporary orders (child support, spousal support) or if there are issues of domestic violence in the household.
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