A contested divorce is a divorce where one spouse files a petition for divorce against other party or husband and/or wife whatever the case may be willing to contest or defend the said petition. This also called as one sided divorce litigation. In this process the court has to follow the procedure as per the Hindu Marriage Act. It is pertinent to mention here that contested divorce is time taking and matter decided on the basis of merits.

In this procedure court has to follow the rules laid down by CPC and make sure that the justice shall be done.