Contested Divorce in Florida
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Amidst the tensions and emotions of
divorce, it can sometimes be difficult for separating spouses to agree on the
terms of their separation. Issues such as
child custody, asset distribution, or
alimony can prevent couples from seeing eye-to-eye, requiring litigation in order
to reach a decision. If you and your spouse are unable to reach a mutually
acceptable arrangement, a highly knowledgeable Orlando divorce attorney from
R. Gregory Colvin LLC can represent your interests in court and advocate for a favorable result
on your behalf.
Tell us about your situation today – call (407) 603-3460.
What Happens in a Contested Divorce?
When couples cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, the courts are
allowed to step in and make a decision on their behalf. This is referred
to as a contested divorce, as opposed to the more collaborative option of
uncontested divorce. After a required mediation phase, each spouse retains separate legal
representation and is given an opportunity to present their case in court.
These bench trials have no jury and generally proceed like any other trial,
including opening statements, witness questioning, cross examinations,
and closing statements. After each side has presented their arguments,
a judge will issue a final decision that is enforceable by law.
The courts can decide any and all of the following issues:
Most often, high net-worth divorces typically end up being contested. It
is important to note, however, that contested divorces can potentially
take years to complete, making it imperative for divorcing spouses to
make a reasonable effort to pursue an uncontested separation prior to
Contact the Results-Driven Advocacy You Need
At R. Gregory Colvin LLC, we recognize the gravity of your situation and
are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure that your rights
are protected in court. As a single parent himself, our founding lawyer
Gregory Colvin understands the challenges you face and is willing to go the distance
to pursue a desirable outcome on your behalf. With constant communication
available 24/7 and an unparalleled dedication, we can answer any legal
questions you may have and help you get through this difficult time as
smoothly as possible.