Deciding to divorce from your spouse is never easy, and the process becomes even more complicated and emotional in a contested divorce. Thinking about the settlement, you’re probably worried about the outcome. Just because the divorce is contested does not mean you have to give up what’s important to you. We want all our clients to have hope.
Using alternative dispute resolution, also known as mediation, can work well in contested divorces, especially those involving child custody disputes. At The Claiborne Firm, we’re experienced in divorce mediation, but we also prepare for each case as though it’s going to court. That makes us better prepared to resolve everything before it ever comes to trial. It’s a win-win for our clients – they get the outcomes they want without the stress (and fees) of going to court.
Resolving contested divorces as amicably as possible is important to us. We want our clients to be comfortable attending events where their former spouse is also in attendance, particularly those significant milestones in a shared child’s life like weddings and graduations. We also want our clients to have positive relationships with their children once the divorce is resolved without sacrificing the things they want and deserve.
In a contested divorce, one or both parties disagree on one of the four major areas that need to be resolved in divorces:
If you cannot come to a resolution on these issues independently, your divorce will remain contested until the disputes are decided upon by a judge.
Many divorces start out contested but eventually come to a mutually agreeable resolution. Having an experienced attorney on your side is critical. Your attorney will review all documentation, suggest changes, and fight for your interests in court if necessary. At The Claiborne Firm, we prepare for each divorce proceeding as though it’s going to trial. That makes us better prepared to fight for your interests through mediation or alternative dispute resolution before a divorce ever has to go to court.
Contested divorces generally take longer and can be more costly than an uncontested divorce. There are simply more details to decide upon. Complicated divorces can take months and sometimes years. At The Claiborne Firm, we have a reputation for finding creative solutions. We’ll fight doggedly for what you deserve and achieve compromises without sacrificing your interests.
We keep our caseloads low so that we can focus on each client and give them the individual attention they deserve. We love the challenge of complicated cases, and we never back down from a fight. That said, we also know how and when to compromise to bring divorce proceedings to a comfortable resolution.
If you are going through a contested divorce, contact us to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation today. Call now at (912) 351-8775.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the contested divorce process, please call our law firm to setup an initial case evaluation.
We do charge a consultation fee for this first appointment. The evaluation is typically one hour long, and it is our goal to work with you to get all of the information necessary to provide the best case defense for your personal situation. These private and secure evaluations are being performed online at this time.