When a couple agrees on all terms of their divorce, including those of child custody, child support, spousal support (maintenance or alimony), and marital property division, their divorce may be described as an uncontested divorce. On the other hand, when a couple cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, their divorce is considered to be contested. Unfortunately, contested divorces are often far more complicated, as they frequently lead to litigation. If your divorce goes to trial, it is imperative that you hire a knowledgeable Tazewell County contested divorce lawyer who can advocate for your rights. Contact Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. today to learn more about how our legal team can assist you.
Do I Need a Tazewell County Contested Divorce Lawyer?
When a couple is in a contested divorce, the outcome of their divorce will likely be decided by a judge. In that event, the marital assets may not be divided in the way either spouse prefers, child custody and support terms may not suit what the parties believe to be the best interests of their children, and additional terms of the divorce agreement may not be decided in the way either spouse had hoped. This is why it is so important that you have an experienced and aggressive Morton divorce lawyer on your side through every step of the legal process ahead.
What Happens in a Contested Divorce?
If you are in a contested divorce, you can expect to attend several hearings, which may include those related to children’s issues and those related to the
division of the marital property. You will assist your attorney in the preparation of your case by submitting documentation, discussing the evidence and facts you believe to be important to your case, and completing work related to fact-gathering, called discovery.
In many cases, a litigated divorce can take months to complete. Our firm has significant experience handling contested divorces, and we can put that experience to work for you in the courtroom. Our job is to help ensure that the best interests of you and your family are protected, every step of the way.
Contact a Tazewell County Contested Divorce Lawyer
We know that the divorce process can be overwhelming. Many people feel as though they cannot go through it alone, and they shouldn’t! Our legal team has helped countless individuals effectively fight for their best interests over the years, and we can help you, too. It is our highest honor to support and advocate for our clients in a contested situation. Contact a Tazewell County contested divorce lawyer right here at Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. to schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.