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What Is a Contested Divorce?

A divorce may not be an easy process for all couples. There are many reasons why spouses may disagree on one or more terms of divorce agreement. When spouses cannot come to a divorce agreement on their own, this is known as a contested divorce. One of the most common ways of resolving a contested divorce is settling the disputes in a court-ordered divorce negotiation.

If you plan to settle a divorce in court, you will want to retain an attorney with exceptional legal abilities in matters of divorce and family law. You want a legal team that understands how unique your circumstances are. At Henrickson & Sereebutra, our Marietta divorce attorneys have 40+ years of collective experience helping clients protect their best interests in divorces and other legal issues.

What Happens in a Court-Ordered Divorce Settlement?

By nature of a contested divorce, the couple's settlement has not been arranged prior to arriving at court. This means that the court will conduct hearings to understand the best interests and needs of both spouses and determine a settlement. The court makes a final judgment on all arrangements, from custody of children to division of property.

In a divorce judgment, the court will decide on the following:

The judge's decision for a divorce settlement will have lasting effects a spouse's future and their relationship with their children. Although divorce agreements are never set in stone, it may be difficult to change the agreement in the future. One of the most effective ways of avoiding trouble in the future is to ensure the divorce agreement is fairly arranged during the initial settlement.

Protect Your Entitlements and Move On with Your Life

Our divorce lawyers in Marietta understand that every situation is unique. When you begin a court-ordered divorce settlement, you want to ensure that your best interests, and those of your children, are effectively represented. Our skilled legal team may help you arrange your financials and ensure you are prepared to make your case in court. When it comes to your future, do not leave anything to chance—let an experience attorney guide you through the process and defend your entitlements!

When you are ready to take advantage of our legal team's resources and protect your rights and entitlements in a divorce, call Henrickson & Sereebutra!

Modifying the Divorce Arrangements

One of the greatest dangers of going into a contested divorce without careful preparation and legal protection is ending up with a divorce settlement that puts you in a difficult position with financial strains or an unfair arrangement of child custody. Fortunately, modifications can be made to most aspects of a divorce settlement. This is to protect spouses from an unfair settlement arrangement due to error or fraud, and also to recognize the changing circumstances that parents undergo in their separate lives.

Mediating Contested Divorces

Sometimes, divorcing spouses in a contested divorce choose a court-ordered settlement because they do not know of any other options available. Even some contested divorces may be resolved without lengthy court procedures and heated disputes. Mediation is one alternative to a traditional court divorce that allows spouses to resolve their issues outside of court with the help of a third-party mediator. Similarly, collaborative divorce is an alternative method of divorce where spouses and their attorneys meet outside of court to negotiate a divorce settlement.

In either case, many hassles and expenses of courtroom procedure are avoided, and healthy communication is frequently fostered through these methods. At Henrickson & Sereebutra, we know that your divorce calls for a personalized approach. We are prepared to help our clients find positive solutions, whether in court or outside of court. Whatever you may be facing, trust a firm who is invested in clients' present circumstances and future opportunities alike.

Schedule a free case consultation today and speak with our divorce attorney in Marietta!

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