Contested Divorce. However, your divorce may not be friendly. If a spouse is against the divorce, or you are, then your divorce lawyer will pursue a speedy settlement that will benefit you. The goal of your lawyer is to get you a settlement that is favorable, as well as staying away from any high costs or un-needed litigation. But, should your spouse be disinclined to come to an agreement, never fear because your attorney has the necessary skills and familiarity to handle your court case in an aggressive and zealous fashion as your lawyer represents you in all stages of the court process. Divorce by Publication. At times, some people may wish to get divorced, but they have no idea where the spouse is located. It’s still possible to get a divorce even if this occurs. When a spouse can’t be found, the proper paperwork is prepared and the documents are given to the Court, and then the law office puts in an order that will serve the spouse via publicizing it the newspaper. This action is generally referred called “divorce by publication.” It can be done without anyone appearing in court.