Some situations require additional attention to make certain that the marriage is properly terminated in accordance with those specific circumstances.
What is an Uncontested or Agreed Divorce?
Both spouses are able to come to an amicable agreement about all decisions that must be made in order to end their marriage.
Family law firms strive to help their clients more easily make important decisions to make uncontested divorces possible.
What is a Contested Divorce?
In these instances, spouses must participate in negotiations, mediation, and many times proceed to trial in order to reach decisions on which they cannot agree.
These cases usually take much longer than uncontested ones and cost more in terms of legal fees.
As good as it is for spouses to come to amicable agreements, there are times when agreements are not possible without some kind of outside assistance.
Disagreements in a marriage dissolution usually require the help of attorneys associated with family law firms, other outside parties to help with mediation, and sometimes a judge to render decisions so the divorce can eventually be finalized.
A contested divorce forces each party into open discussions in an attempt to compromise.
Contesting a divorce forces open discussion and compromise, prevents obvious unfairness for one spouse over the other, and legally resolves important issues when agreement cannot be reached.
When is a Contested Divorce Recommended?
- Complex division of marital property
- Disagreement about finances or evidence that assets are being hidden
- Marital history of spousal or child assault or abuse
- Marital history that includes infidelity
- Evidence of some type of fraud having been committed
- Disagreement over child custody or support
- Disagreement over a spouse’s need for spousal support
Foreman Family Law
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Bryan TX 77803