Clearwater Contested Divorce Attorney
Helping Families in the Clearwater Area
Many divorces end up being contested divorces. Contested only means a couple
can’t agree to the terms of the divorce, or they are in a circumstance
that doesn’t allow for a simplified divorce process. If you and
your spouse are heading toward a contested divorce, you should be fully
prepared for the proceedings. Talk to one of our skilled Clearwater
divorce attorneys about your case today.
Call us at (727) 245-9009 or fill out our online form to schedule a case
Factors in a Contested Divorce
Even couples who agree on most of the divorce proceeding will need to seek
a contested divorce. This means they can’t pursue a simplified dissolution
of marriage because of their circumstances. For example, couples who have
children under the age of 18 aren’t eligible for a simplified divorce.
Likewise, if a couple can’t agree on spousal support or property
division, this will need to be decided through mediation or by a judge.
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR allows
couples to pursue a divorce without the hassle and significant expenses
that come with a court proceeding. If you and your spouse drag everything
into the courtroom, you would both be wasting a significant amount of
time and money by doing so. Mediation is done by an impartial third party
who can help you and your spouse come to an agreement on most of the important
factors in a divorce, including the following:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Property & debt division
Mediation is also less formal, so it allows you to have more of a conversation
with your spouse and his or her legal representative.
Call Us to Discuss Your Case Today!
If you and your spouse need help navigating the contested divorce route,
don’t hesitate to call us. Our experienced Clearwater
family law attorneys would be happy to take a look at your case and recommend the
best course of action. Visit our Divorce FAQ page for more information.
However, to best address your questions and concerns, you can speak with
us in a case consultation. The lawyers at Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto,
P.A. understand this may be a hard time for you and your family. We are
available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we keep
the lines of communication open throughout the entire process, so you
are never left out in the dark. Let us see what we can do for you.
Schedule your consultation by
contacting us at (727) 245-9009 or by filling out our online form with your case details.
We look forward to hearing from you.