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Contested Divorce Proceedings
Anticipating a contested divorce in St. Charles?
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.
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 for Representation Anywhere in Lake St. Louis, St. Peters, Wentzville, Weldon Spring, Foristell, and New Melle
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.
"Wendy is a founding member of Winghaven Law, LLC. and she is committed to your case. Her distinct background of training and experience sets her apart from most attorneys. As a former prosecutor, Ms. Corley has substantial trial and courtroom experience. She understands that preparation, diligence and superior knowledge of the law are vital to obtain a successful outcome from a judge or jury. While litigation skills and experience are essential, Ms. Corley more importantly understands the value and necessity of evaluating each and every case to determine the most efficient and cost-effective manner of resolution possible for the client."
About Our Firm
At Winghaven Law, LLC, we specialize in handling complex family law cases, including divorce, child custody disputes, and support orders, and our experienced team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring that your future is protected at every stage of your case, providing you with personalized, diligent legal assistance during this challenging time.
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