Are All Divorces Contested?

Hi, I'm Dave Ward from the Ward Law Firm, and one of the questions that I frequently get is are all divorces contested? And the answer is no, but many are. In an uncontested divorce, that's when the spouses agree on all the terms of the divorce. They agree on every issue pertaining to their case, which may include issues like child custody and visitation, child support, the division of property, and alimony or spousal support.

Even when a couple attempts an uncontested divorce, it can become a contested one if they are unable to come to terms on some of these issues. So, whether you're attempting an uncontested divorce, know that your divorce will be contested, or you're already in the midst of contesting a divorce, secure legal representation.

It's important to get all the details right to protect your future, and avoid future problems that might arise if you fail to exercise all of your rights.

Another question I get is why are contested divorces so difficult? Aside from the many issues that arise in a divorce, such as child support, child custody, and the division of property, it can also be very complicated because the laws here in Georgia can be complicated, including the procedural laws. Doing some pre-divorce planning can help you prepare for this process, but is no replacement for legal representation.

It can help you avoid surprises during the process. Counsel can also help you enforce and evaluate any pre-nuptial agreements that are present, and more. We can also advise you on certain sensitive matters that may arise over the course of the divorce, such as whether you can date, or things to be concerned about in terms of spying on your spouse.

Whether you expect your case to be contested or uncontested, it really frequently has to have an experienced attorney at your side. If you're contemplating divorce, give me a call to schedule your real case analysis today. I'm Dave Ward from the Ward Law Firm, and we protect business owners facing divorce.

 

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