A contested divorce is one where one of the parties does not consent to the divorce being issued.
Typically, the only ground under which one can oppose a divorce is if issues relating to support, or property division have not been resolved.
When the term contested divorce is used in practice, it is often meant to designate cases where the parties were married to one another and they resort to the courts for the determination of a given issue, such as custody, access, property division and so on.
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