A contested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are unable to agree about any of the terms of the divorce. Terms of the divorce contested between the parties often include how assets and property will be divided, how responsibility for debts will be divided, whether one spouse will be responsible for alimony or child support and how much, how the parents will share legal custody of the children, and what time-sharing schedule the parents will follow for physical custody of the children. You should always have representation from a family law attorney during any divorce proceeding, especially when any of the terms of the divorce are contested between the parties.