Divorce lawyers broadly practice under family law. Their fields are specialised and they understand the process exactly. Their duty is to assist in the legal termination of a marriage. The broadest understanding of divorce is that it serves two instances. The instance of uncontested divorce and the instance of contested divorce. Uncontested divorce means the divorce action is unopposed. Commonly a married couple will have come to an agreement with regards to the details that pertain to their legal separation. In other instances, married couples may go into a divorce unopposed, but may need some mediation from a divorce lawyer where the division of assets and other such details are relevant. Contested divorce is ultimately a fight. The divorce may opposed and the details that relate to the separation cannot be agreed upon by either of the spouses. A divorce lawyer will assist to legally terminate the marriage and aid the disputed factors, which will ultimately be decided upon by the court.