What Is a Contested Divorce?
Answers from a Hartford County Divorce Lawyer
Contested divorce is what most people think of when you say the word "divorce." When two spouses cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, such as property and debt division, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and other areas, then the case must be litigated before a family law judge. These are known as "contested divorce" cases.
What to Expect in a Contested Divorce
Not all cases are contested. In fact, many divorces are handled quietly via mediation or collaborative law. Contested divorce can be much more complicated and can take much longer without a skilled divorce lawyer by your side. You need a Hartford County divorce attorney from Happy Even After.
Steps in the contested divorce process include:
- Filing for divorce
- Serving / being served notice of the divorce proceedings
- Sending / receiving a response to the divorce notice
- Property division litigation
- Child custody disputes
- Child support / spousal support disputes
- Final decision by a judge
- Divorce Decree granted
You Need a Seasoned Divorce Litigator
Do not face a contested divorce case without a dependable attorney on your side. Happy Ever After can provide the relentless and experienced representation that you need in order to protect your rights and get results. Each divorce lawyer with our firm has helped numerous clients obtain the court orders that they need for support, custody, visitation, and other areas of their divorce.
We can help you understand your rights and make an educated decision regarding your contested divorce case. Your best interests are our main concern and we will go the extra mile to help you understand your options. Don't face this difficult time alone. Speak with a family law attorney from our firm as soon as possible!
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