Divorce is an emotionally trying ordeal that forces us to make many difficult decisions. If you are going through a divorce, you may wonder how you can make the right decisions for you and your children. An experienced divorce lawyer can make all the difference.
When divorcing couples are in agreement over the terms of a divorce, they can submit the appropriate documents to the court for approval. Even though an uncontested divorce is simpler than a contested divorce, it is still important that the legal steps be handled with care and attention to detail. A misstep could prove very costly in the future.
A divorce is contested when either party does not agree to the divorce or to the terms of the divorce. In a contested divorce, parties engage in negotiations to reach settlements in such matters as property division, child custody and alimony. If the divorcing spouses cannot come to the agreement, it is necessary to bring the matter before the court, where a judge will decide for them.