In Georgia, a contested divorce is one where the parties don’t agree on the outcome. For example, if they don’t agree about custody of their children or the division of their property. In that case, we go to court to get that resolution because the case is contested. In Georgia, statistically, most divorce cases ended up settling instead of having a final contested hearing. We always try to get our clients the result that they’re entitled to by settlement first. But if it needs litigation, we’ll do that. Contested cases take longer. How long a contested case takes is dependent on how much is at stake. Since we handle fewer cases at the Claiborne Firm, it gives us the time and the resources to be able to pay close attention and come up with the best and creative solutions to resolving those cases.