Contested Divorce ►In a contested divorce the spouses are not able to come to an agreement on one or more important issues. Uncontested Divorce ►Even if you and your spouse are seeking an uncontested divorce, it’s a good idea to retain a divorce lawyer for several reasons. Divorce Mediation ►“Divorce mediation” can mean different things to different people. However, usually in a mediated divorce you use a professional mediator who does not act as your legal representative. Collaborative Divorce ►In a collaborative divorce, professional mediators, including non-attorneys, assist the parties to reach divorce terms. The client makes the decision. The attorney guides, but does not advocate.