A divorce lawyer represents and serves the process of divorce. The two biggest differences in divorce cases are whether they are contested or uncontested. Contested divorce being a more complex process, as the nature of contested divorce is when a married couple wishing to get divorced cannot come to agreement with the terms related to their divorce. The process can take years and it is an expensive way to get divorced. The disagreements in uncontested divorce commonly relate to the division of assets, debts and which parent gets primary care over the children. Some mediation is also often required as conflict is common in contested divorce. Uncontested divorce is when married couples enter the divorce process having already come to agreement with regards to the terms of their divorce, and the process then serves to make the divorce official and legal. Uncontested divorce is more affordable and the process can be concluded in as little as six weeks.