In a contested divorce, either one party does not want to divorce at all, or the spouses simply cannot agree on the terms. The common points of contention are the custody, maintenance, maintenance and division of property. If you can`t reach an agreement, you`ll have to go to court for a judge to rule on these points for you. A contested divorce takes longer, costs more, and is generally more stressful and hostile than an uncontested divorce. Serve your spouse with the application and a subpoena. This is called the “litigation department” and officially tells your spouse that you have initiated the divorce proceedings. .