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Divorce

Contested and Uncontested Divorces

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, one thing is certain: people want what they deserve from their marriage. This relative conclusion derives much emotion and despair.

We are experts at resolving matters amicably to ensure everyone returns to a happy, safe and stable environment. When children are involved, their interest remains paramount.

You are not alone, nor are you the first! The divorce attorneys at our firm have seen our clients through some of the most bitter divorces imaginable.

How to Prepare for a Divorce

The Three Types of Divorce

Prior to your consultation, consider which type of divorce is best for you. The three types of divorce are contested, uncontested and amicable.

Contested Divorce

If you and your spouse are unable to agree on factors such as sharing debt, paying alimony or whether custody of children should be shared, then a contested divorce is likely the method to resolution in your case.

Uncontested Divorce

In an uncontested divorce, both parties have agreed upon the terms of the divorce in advance and simply need the assistance of a skilled divorce attorney to correctly file the paperwork. Terms that need to be fully agreed upon (if applicable) include:

  • Asset Division
  • Debt Division
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation

Amicable Divorce

An amicable divorce is a low-conflict divorce that is handled out of court.

When you come in for your initial consultation, you do not need to bring anything with you. However, feel free to bring any documents that you believe are important to your divorce case including tax returns, credit card or bank statements, emails and written documents.

Let us shepherd you through this complicated and unpredictable legal process including alimony and child support using tactful negotiation to ultimately arrive at a lasting and binding resolution. That said, if it is not possible to reach an agreement out of court, we are prepared to go to trial and present your case.