Divorce can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences you may face, especially if your separation with your spouse should become contested. In the event that you and your spouse should be unable to come to a mutual agreement regarding the terms of your divorce, our contested divorce attorneys can represent your interests in court and advocate for a favorable resolution on your behalf. We have earned a stellar reputation for our strategic representation and results-driven counsel, and we have what it takes to help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.
What Is a Contested Divorce?
While some couples are able to keep their separations out of court by collaborating together towards a mutually acceptable arrangement in an uncontested divorce, couples may also find themselves at odds with each other over certain hot-button issues such as alimony, child custody, or asset distribution. In these instances, divorces may become contested and require court involvement in order to be resolved. Contested divorces can take much longer than uncontested divorces and involve steps similar to other types of civil trials, including:
- Engaging in discovery
- Gathering evidence
- Interviewing witnesses
- Pre-trial motions and hearings
- Settlement proposals and negotiations
- Trial motions
- Closing arguments
- Appealing judge’s decisions
Once the trial is over, the courts issue a final order encompassing all of the judge’s decisions, and the divorce is finalized. Contested divorces can be extremely complex and must be handled by an experienced attorney in order to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome. Our attorneys can inform you of your rights and ensure you are fully protected at all times.
Compassionate Support When You Need it Most
At Gillett Green, LLP, our divorce attorneys understand the physical and emotional stress that divorce can place on a person, and we are committed to stand by your side during this difficult time. No matter how complex or sensitive your situation may be, we are committed to handling your case with the utmost professionalism and care you deserve.