What is a Contested Divorce in California?

Divorce is almost always complicated, and in most cases, it’s a very emotional, high-stress situation as well. Often, spouses find themselves in situations where either one spouse wants to get divorced and the other doesn’t, or they both want to get divorced but simply can’t agree on the terms of their divorce. Please continue reading and reach out to a Los Angeles divorce attorney from Zitser Family Law Group, APC today to learn more about contested divorce and how we can help if you are currently in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is a contested divorce and how is it different from an uncontested divorce?

A contested divorce is essentially when spouses cannot agree on one or more divorce-related terms. For example, if you and your spouse cannot agree on child custody, child support, property division, spousal support, and other divorce-related issues, you are in what is known as a contested divorce. If you can agree on each divorce-related issue, however, you are in an uncontested divorce. These divorces are typically lower-conflict and swifter to resolve, however, it’s not entirely uncommon for uncontested divorces to turn contested, which is why you should always have our dedicated Los Angeles family law attorneys in your corner from the start, regardless of whether your divorce is contested or uncontested.

What happens during the contested divorce process?

During a contested divorce, the couple will enter what’s known as litigation. Essentially, in a litigated divorce, a judge will listen to each spouse’s side of the story and decide on all unresolved divorce-related issues. Our firm can help ensure that the judge understands where you’re coming from and, ultimately, decide favorably when dividing your property and assigning alimony and child support. Additionally, as family law attorneys, we will also work to ensure your child’s best interests are met when it comes to your custody agreement. Regardless of your situation, if you’re going through a divorce, your best bet is to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and aggressive family lawyer fighting in your corner. Fortunately, you’ve found that lawyer right here at Zitser Family Law Group, APC. Pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can begin working on your case.

Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm

Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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