Contested and uncontested are 2 different kids of divorces. When a divorce is contested, that means the parties cannot agree and have chosen to litigate the divorce. When a divorce is uncontested, that means the parties have agreed to divorce and have agreed to all the terms of the divorce. When processing an uncontested divorce, the parties do not need to go to court. When using a mediator, the mediator will help you resolve all your conflicts and then submit paperwork as an uncontested divorce.
It is alos possible to resolve some conflicts with a mediator and then go to court in a contested fashion for the items that are unresolved. This approach will still save time and money.