For many, emotions are too high to make rational decisions. Contacting a divorce attorney that focuses on family matters like divorce can help you in the process. Many attempt to file paperwork on their own, but the slightest error can result in unfavorable outcomes in the divorce process. It is important to first learn and understand the divorce process and the best options for your situation so that you can get the results that you desire. Most divorces fall into one of two categories: contested divorce or uncontested divorce.
A contested divorce is when the spouses cannot agree about the terms of the divorce or getting a divorce in general. Whenever both parties are unable to come to an agreement on matters such as spousal support, child custody and property division, the couple goes to court and argues their case in front of a judge. It’s always best to hire a lawyer for a contested divorce because you want someone to represent you who knows the law and is familiar with the court system. Lawyers are able to identify key factors that may be overlooked within the situation.
It’s important to have knowledgeable and aggressive representation that is there to help make this difficult experience easier. Although contested divorce is not an easy process, it can be beneficial in the end to make sure the ruling is fair for both parties.
An uncontested divorce is the second main category that is available for spouses to separate. This is where spouses who mutually agree the marriage is not working and they both decide to pursue a divorce. An uncontested divorce may be the faster, cheaper and an altogether easier method to divorce. This is because a lot of court and lawyer fees can be avoided and time isn’t being spent in court. This method is worth pursuing to avoid the emotional tension of extensive litigation.
In some cases with uncontested divorces, all matters have been agreed upon prior to beginning the divorce process. This means all matters such as child custody, alimony and property division have been settled between the couple, or the couple and their lawyers outside of court.
Here at Alison Baxter Herlihy, P.C., we have years of divorce experience, and an attorney who is going to properly handle all negotiation, mediation, or litigation matters to try to get the best results possible for you and your family. Contact us today at 251-432-7909 for a consultation.