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What is a Contested Divorce? The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner is here to help!

Newport Beach Contested Divorce Attorney

Need A Lawyer To Take Your Spouse To Court?

Contested divorces often involve heated arguments between spouses. These disagreements can stem from issues like child custody, division of assets, alimony, and debt division. With so many important matters that need to be resolved, going through a contested divorce can seem like an uphill battle. The good news is that you don't have to fight this battle alone; a Newport Beach divorce lawyer from our firm is ready to stand beside you.

At The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner, we provide compassionate representation, giving you the peace of mind you need during this tense time. We strive to take a majority of the legal burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on adjusting to your new life. Whether you are concerned about who will get the kids or who will stay in the family home, our team can help. Our certified family law specialist has handled over one thousand cases and is more than prepared to help with your divorce.

What is contested divorce?

While both spouses may feel compelled to end their legal relationship, they may be at odds on how they would like the divorce to proceed. This often leads to conflicts and disputes.

The main issues involved in these disputes include:

  • Alimony
  • Division of property
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Division of debts
  • Visitation rights

When you and your spouse are unable to agree on a divorce settlement, the case will typically be brought to court for a judge to reside over. At the initial hearing, temporary orders can be established in order to accommodate the impending time period. This means provisions can be made for temporary child custody, alimony, and child support.

Will I be asked to sign up for counseling?

You may be asked by the divorce court to complete programs related to the terms and conditions that have been proposed for your divorce, i.e. custody counseling or divorce mediation. These are programs that have been designed to ease the stress and expectations felt by divorcing spouses as well as any children. In some cases, the divorce will not be considered complete until these programs have been successfully completed by the spouses.

What should I expect at the final hearing?

Leading up to the hearing, you may be asked for information pertaining to personal finances, property titles, business records, and even a proposed list of witnesses who could testify on your behalf. This will be used to help the judge to the court date.

At the final hearing of a contested divorce case, the judge presiding over the case will review the evidence provided by both parties. If your divorce has only a few complex contested issues, the judge may feel that it is necessary to enter a ruling from the bench. In other cases, the judge may decide to take the matter under advisement and wait to make a ruling later.

Take Steps to Protect Your Future Today

With advocacy from a Newport Beach divorce attorney, you can approach your contested divorce in an organized and effective manner. At The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner, we strive to provide strong representation for our clients, never straying from the challenges, no matter how complex.

Get in touch with our firm today to get compassionate legal counsel during your divorce. Send us a message online or call (949) 416-2057 now.