What is Contested Divorce?
Disagreements in the Divorce Process
In a contested
divorce, one or both spouses have disagreements about how to resolve issues such as
child support and
visitation. The court is then obligated to make whatever final decisions are necessary
to arrive at a settlement. In some situations, a marital partner may not
even want the divorce, which can make any effort to work out agreements
extremely difficult. If your divorce is contested, I can provide legal
representation at your hearing. Having a competent lawyer by your side
during contested divorce proceedings can help you achieve the best possible
outcome to your case.
Resolving Contested Divorce Issues
Contested divorces are typically resolved in court by a judge who will
review the divorce petition to determine if the divorce will be granted.
The court will also look at various factors when making decisions about
asset distribution, support and custody, including:
- The type and value of your marital property
- A spouse's interest in a particular asset
- Each spouses age and health
- How long the marriage lasted
- Each spouses financial resources
- The income and future earning potential of each spouse
- The ability of an unemployed spouse to find a job and generate income
- The contributions made by each spouse to the marriage
- Which parent will have primary child custody responsibilities
My name is Attorney Karenko and I have been helping clients with contested
divorces for over two decades. I know the emotional trauma and stress
that can occur with a contested divorce, and will provide professional
and caring assistance to help you through the divorce process. You can
rely on my firm for capable legal counsel and dedicated representation
both in and out of court.