Orlando Contested Divorce Lawyer
Your Caring Advocate In A Contested Orlando Divorce
Contested divorce cases are usually longer than uncontested divorces and can be complex at times. It is therefore important to seek legal assistance from experienced divorce attorneys, especially when you disagree on issues such as child custody, spousal support, and property division amongst others.
An experienced and knowledgeable Orlando contested divorce lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Anderson & Ferrin, we work tirelessly to ensure that we aggressively represent all our clients and strive to protect their rights. Call our office for help with contested divorce in Orlando.
What is a “Contested” Divorce?
Just because your divorce is contested, this does not mean you will have to fight it out in court, although it might. A contested divorce simply means that you do not agree on all the issues in your divorce. Typically, the main issues to resolve in a divorce are:
- Child Custody (timesharing)
- Child Support
- Spousal Support (alimony)
- Property Division
Unless you are in complete agreement about how to handle all of these issues, your divorce is considered contested (if you do agree on all terms, you can obtain an uncontested divorce in a relatively short period of time). The process for a contested divorce typically involves filing a petition for divorce, at which time the judge enters certain temporary orders. Next follows a period called discovery, where each party can obtain information from the other through depositions, requests for documents or written statements, and other tools. Once the parties are prepared for trial, a hearing is held where evidence is introduced, testimony is given, and arguments are made. After the close of the trial, the judge makes a ruling on the contested issues, such as who gets the family home, who gets primary custody of the kids, how much alimony is paid and for how long, etc. Along with these court orders, the judge grants a final judgment of divorce.
Not all contested divorces go through this period of litigation. Many contested matters can be resolved through negotiations between the parties or in mediation. At Anderson & Ferrin, our Orlando divorce lawyers can help you iron out the issues in your divorce and come to an agreement in an amicable fashion. Even if litigation is necessary to resolve certain issues, this can still be accomplished in a professional manner that treats both parties with dignity and respect. If emotions on the part of one or both parties prevent an amicable proceeding, Anderson & Ferrin divorce attorneys will provide strong, forceful representation that protects your rights and makes sure you are well-represented in the final outcome. We’ll always have your best interests and needs foremost in our minds.
We Will Treat You Like Family From Start To Finish in Your Orlando Contested Divorce
When you call our offices, you speak directly to an attorney, and if you choose to have us represent you in your case, you will enjoy the benefit of having an attorney by your side every step of the way. Our firm believes in providing our clients with the personal touch that many firms often lack. We want to ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality service and that we represent you to the fullest of our abilities.
When you hire us, you are not just a number; you are a part of our growing family of clients, and you will receive the quality of service that a family member deserves. We are a firm that you can trust and count on during a very difficult and emotional time in your life. Call our offices today at 407-412-7041, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.