What is a Contested Divorce?

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Going through a divorce is always an emotional process. Fortunately, some couples are able to go through the process amicably and can agree on most, or all, of the terms of their divorce. This is known as an uncontested divorce. However, just as couples frequently divorce because of disagreements, they often don’t agree on what the terms of their divorce should be as well. This is known as a contested divorce. If you’re currently in a contested divorce, you must continue reading and reach out to a highly skilled Los Angeles divorce attorney from the Zitser Family Law Group, APC to learn more about these divorces and how our legal team can help you through one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What needs to be hashed out in a contested divorce?

If you’re in a contested divorce, you will likely have to go through divorce litigation, which is essentially when a couple goes to court, presents their case, and a judge will ultimately decide on all unresolved issues. Note that even if you agree on some, but not all, divorce issues, it will still likely be considered a contested divorce. Just some of the things you may need to hash out in your divorce can include child support, child custody, property distribution, and spousal support. Understandably, it can be very difficult to agree on all of these issues, especially those regarding where a child will primarily live, who will get to keep the house, and more.

How can an attorney help me?

If you’re about to go through a divorce, the most important thing you can do is hire a competent attorney with significant experience guiding clients through the divorce process. Your attorney should know the ins and outs of the law, can provide you with a realistic expectation for how your divorce will proceed, and can fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf. Our firm is dedicated to representing individuals going through what is often the most personal and complex legal matter of their lives–divorce, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to help you through the process.

If you have any additional questions about divorce in California or you want to speak with a lawyer about your case, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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