A contested divorce occurs when there are things spouses can’t agree on, leaving the decision-making to the judge.
The experts at Law to Go will help you understand what the judge needs in order to see the fullest picture of your situation, so he or she can make a decision that is fair to everyone.
If you have children together, several issues need to be determined.
- Will it be primary or joint custody?
- If primary, which parent will get custody?
- Will the court order child support payments? If so, how much?
- What will the visitation schedule be?
- Who will pay for insurance and other expenses?
What about property? Did you buy a house during the marriage? Cars? Do you have a vinyl record collection? Did you build a business together? Are there retirement accounts? All of these seemingly inconsequential things suddenly become sticking points of contention during a divorce.
We will talk you through all of this so you go to court prepared to have a fair hearing and hopefully reach the best result for everyone.
An experienced lawyer once told us, “If everyone leaves mad, the judge probably did the right thing.” Sometimes we don’t get everything we want, but we always deserve a fair shot at it.