Definitions for "Contested Divorce"
When agreement cannot be reached on some or all of the issues of your divorce - child custody, child support, spousal support, division of assets, etc. - this is known as a contested divorce.
One or more issues are in dispute and must be decided by court.
a case in which the parties cannot agree on one or more points (property division, alimony, custody, child support, or attorney's fees)
Keywords:  lengthy, expensive, action, legal
an expensive and lengthy legal action