Contested Divorce Proceedings
Anticipating a contested divorce in St. Charles or Lincoln County?
Divorce is rarely easy on anyone, and it is even harder on those who either anticipate
a messy divorce, or on those whose divorce proceedings go from amicable
to anything but. Because the nicest of divorces can turn contested, it
is imperative that you be represented by an O' Fallon divorce attorney
throughout the divorce process.
At Winghaven Law, LLC, our firm is comprised of legal professionals who
are no strangers to contested divorce cases. Attorney Wendy Corley is
a guardian ad litem, a court-appointed attorney to represent the best
interests of a child in a divorce or parental rights case. With her background,
she is qualified to handle even the most contentious divorce cases.
Information on Contested Divorce
Very few divorces are entirely free of disagreements, yet despite the challenges
between divorcing couples, the vast majority of them manage to work out
a divorce agreement with the help of their respective divorce lawyers.
When divorcing couples are not able to agree on critical matters, namely
child custody or property division, such divorces are considered contested
cases. A case can be contested when you don't agree with anything
that your spouse is asking for, or you may agree on some issues but not others.
Contested divorces typically involve disputes about:
What are your options?
If you and your spouse simply cannot reach a reasonable divorce settlement,
then you do have alternatives to having a judge decide for you. Alternative
dispute resolution (ADR) involves various methods for resolving disputes
rather than undergoing a full blown court battle. If negotiations between
the respective attorneys proves unsuccessful, you may want to consider
Mediation is the process where a neutral third party facilitates communication
between the divorcing parties in an effort to promote a settlement. Mediation
can be an excellent choice because:
- Both spouses in the conflict decide on the resolution
- Each spouse's specific needs and interests are addressed
- The spouses can learn how to resolve future disagreements
Contentious couples do not have to get along to participate in mediation;
mediation is designed for people who are engaged in conflict. Mediation
is not appropriate for parties who are physically abusive, or for those
who are in fear of physical abuse.
Contact an O'Fallon Divorce Attorney
If negotiations with your spouse's attorney do not work and if mediation
is not appropriate, we are not afraid to take your case before a judge.
As your divorce lawyers, we are fully committed to protecting your rights
and helping you reach a satisfactory divorce settlement. If it is necessary
to go to court on your behalf, we will work diligently to protect your
interests and help you achieve the outcome that you desire.
Winghaven Law, LLC today to discuss the details of your case in a