When It’s Time to go to Court
There are two types of divorce cases: collaborative and contested.
In collaborative cases, both parties agree to the divorce and settlement terms without going before a judge for a trial. With the guidance of a skilled attorney, these cases tend to be less costly and take less time. Both parties move on with their lives more quickly.
In contested divorce cases, arbitration and mediation have failed, and the parties cannot agree on the terms. A trial becomes necessary, and the issue moves more slowly through the court system. Hostility generally accompanies these types of cases.
What’s at Stake in a Contested Divorce
Because contested divorces require court involvement, and therefore more procedural issues, it is advisable that the parties seek the counsel of a family law attorney. The role of the divorce attorney is to pursue the client’s best interests, which are likely to involve:
- division of property and/or assets
- division of debt
- custody of children, if any, and visitation
- amount of spousal support (alimony) and/or child support
Today’s Choices Affect Your Tomorrows
When litigation is inevitable, it is important to understand the legal process, what your rights and options are, and how to navigate toward the future you want for yourself and your children. An experienced and skillful litigation attorney can help make that happen. The Carl T. Boake, P.A. law firm is ready to stand with you during this stressful time.
Our legal team can educate you about the legal process and its many complex procedures. We keep you informed of developments along the way. Each client, and each case, is unique in its own way. We recognize that and strive to be compassionate advocates during a time when you need people you can trust.
Most important, we will take an aggressive stand when necessary to protect your rights and fight for what you deserve.
If you are heading toward a contested divorce, call Carl today.