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What is a Contested Divorce?
Contested divorce results when both or one of the parents disagree on some or all of the issues regarding the divorce. There may be some agreed upon aspects and some not yet agreed upon. If there are any non-agreed upon aspects of divorce it is considered contested.
Contested Divorce Process
The process begins when one party or spouse files a Petition and Summons. These documents will notify the other spouse the process has begun and contain an outline of what they are asking for. After the documents are filed a thirty day response period will begin for the spouse receiving the documents. Next, the discovery process will commence which includes working out the details. Each spouse will meet along with their attorneys.
If an agreement can’t be made between parties, they may want to look into mediation. In order to come to a conclusion, there would be a third-party involved. The third-party would assist in keeping everything on track, and providing a framework without taking over the decision-making process.
A contested divorce is a complex legal matter requiring an experienced divorce attorney who can help make the process and the conclusion a more favorable one.
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All divorce has it issues. But when it comes to a divorce that is contested, emotions often times run high and opposing parties can sometimes be unreasonable when it comes to the logistics of the divorce. The attorneys at Jeddeloh & Snyder PA have been handling divorce cases for over thirty years. We have earned our reputation of a trusted divorce attorney.