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Contested Divorce 2018-03-07T07:49:48+00:00

Contested Divorce

Orlando Contested Divorce Attorney

When emotions get in the way, you could find yourself in a draining contested divorce process. Unlike a simple dissolution of marriage, a contested divorce can take a significant amount of time and money.

The first sign that you may have a contested divorce is if your spouse has replied to your divorce petition by stating that the marriage is not irretrievably broken. Generally, except in cases of domestic violence or abuse, the court requires a three-month period when both parties can attend counseling and try to repair the marriage. If after three months one spouse still states that the marriage is irretrievably broken, then a divorce is typically permitted to proceed. Unfortunately, this can potentially be only the beginning of your dissolution of marriage proceeding. Depending on the relationship between the parties, your spouse can challenge nearly all aspects of the divorce, including child support, child custody, division of marital assets, potential relocation expenses, paternity, allegations of domestic violence and spousal support (alimony).

Contesting issues in a divorce can be extremely time-consuming and emotionally taxing. When spouses cannot agree, the court will have to make the decisions for them. In order to do so, the court must hear arguments and review evidence from both sides. More often than not, this can result in personal information, indiscretions, criticisms, and sensitive financial information being aired in open court. As an experienced divorce litigator, Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson can work to keep negotiating with your spouse and their attorney to avoid as much emotional distress as possible. We can also work to challenge the arguments of your spouse in court and provide support for your assertions regarding property division, spousal support, child custody, among many other issues. We approach contested divorces with your well-being in mind and seek to achieve the best results for you in the most cost-effective way possible. Whether you are facing an uncontested or contested divorce, our office can help you.

Contact Us To Discuss If A Contested Divorce Is Right For You

If an uncontested divorce is not possible for your specific situation, it is essential to retain an attorney that will listen to your needs and wants and put your best interests first when handling your divorce. It is important that you hire an attorney that you feel comfortable with and trust in assisting you through this difficult process. Contested divorces often involve various issues, consists of serving one’s spouse with a petition, exchanging financials disclosures, attending mediation, and potentially attending several hearings and/or trial. It is important in hiring an attorney for a contested family law case that you choose an aggressive advocate who will fight for justice and has trial experience. If you are going through a contested divorce, call us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We invite you to schedule an appointment by phone at (321) 837-9547 or by e-mail through this website to discuss your needs, options, and legal rights as quickly as possible.

Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.

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