It is common for divorcing couples to disagree on crucial issues such as the division of property and child custody.
Some couples are able to work out their differences with the help of a Maine family attorney or a mediator in an uncontested divorce. Others have many issues that they are not able to finalize on their own.
In the latter, they will need to pursue a contested divorce in which the court will determine solutions to their disagreements. In a contested divorce, it is imperative that you have the representation of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Almost any issue within a divorce can be grounds to pursue a contested divorce. If you think about the reasons you generally argue with your spouse, these same issues are likely the ones that will direct you to file a contested divorce. Common issues for a contested divorce include:
Meeting with a seasoned family lawyer in Maine should be your first priority when you know your divorce is looming. Once you discuss the issues with your attorney and provide the necessary information, they will file your divorce petition and serve it upon your spouse. Your spouse will have some time to respond, and then the discovery process begins.
Before going to trial, you must attempt mediation in Maine if you have children under 18. If you do not, you will still have the option of attending mediation. If at all possible, it is in your best interest to resolve your issues in mediation instead of going to trial. Unresolved issues will be determined by the court, which does not give either spouse any control. In the event that you and your spouse are able to work out some or all of your disagreements, an agreement will be drawn up and presented to the judge. Once the judge approves, your final divorce decree will be issued. If your divorce proceeds to trial, the presiding judge will rule on the issues you and your spouse could not resolve.
Even if the writing was on the wall and you know your divorce is for the better, it is a trying and confusing process. With so many ways to proceed and the many issues that need resolving, do not risk your divorce to just any lawyer. You need a well-versed contested divorce attorney from the Maine Divorce Group on your side. We realize that each divorce is different, and our attorneys are skilled in each type. If you need a contested divorce, we are here to help with litigation. Contact us today to receive your divorce case review.
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