Rancho Cucamonga Contested Divorce Attorneys
When Divorce Has to Go to Court
If you have come to the decision to file for divorce, you need the seasoned knowledge of our divorce and family law attorneys. Filing a contested divorce is one of the most difficult and emotionally trying moments a family can face, especially if children are involved. While you will want your divorce to go as amicably as possible, you will most likely feel tension and resistance from the other party.
On This Page
- What is Contested Divorce?
- Contested Divorce vs Uncontested Divorce
- Do I Need an Attorney for a Contested Divorce?
- How Our Contested Divorce Lawyers Can Help
Contested divorce simply means that the two parties filing for divorce cannot reach conclusions about the matters in divorce, such as:
Once you have decided to file for divorce, it is important to understand the different types of divorce processes out there. Unlike a contested divorce, uncontested divorce refers to situations where both spouses agree to the divorce and come to an agreement about most aspects of their divorce.
You can either negotiate these issues amongst yourselves, and have official contracts drawn up by a qualified lawyer, or you can go through mediation. When a couple utilizes the mediation process, they can discuss their divorce under the supervision of an unbiased, third-party mediator. The mediator can help with the resolution of smaller solutions while each spouse and his or her respective lawyers help with negotiations.
During this process, the spouses seeking a divorce have much of the control. They are able to plan mediation dates based on their own schedules and those of their attorneys. Unlike in the courtroom, the parties involved in mediation can choose their own divorce terms, and may continue discussing alternative options until both spouses agree. This process can also be less expensive, quicker, and, as a result, far less stressful than litigation.
When divorces cannot be settled between both spouses outside of court, the matter will have to be decided by a family law judge in court. With dozens of complex factors playing into your divorce, having a contested divorce lawyer at your side during the entire process is a wise decision.
Here at Chung & Ignacio, LLP, our firm handles all types of family law cases, including contested and uncontested divorce. We have seen it all. We have what it takes to help you reach a favorable outcome. Whether you are looking for more information on filing for divorce or you have come to the decision that divorce is the best option for your family, we are here to help.
As an experienced law firm, we understand that this will be a difficult time for you and your family. If children are involved, our firm will do our best to resolve all matters as timely as possible with as little animosity as possible. We strongly believe in putting your children's best interests first, providing them with the opportunity to thrive in the future without letting this minor bump in the road disrupt their ability to move forward in a healthy manner.
While there are many aspects that must be resolved before actually finalizing the divorce, a divorce attorney from our office can help you reach reasonable decisions for each of these, including those matters pertaining to child custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, and property division. To learn more about contested divorce cases and how you can retain the legal services of our office, call our skilled attorneys today!