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Contested Divorce

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 consultation today!

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
  • Visitation
  • 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.

What You Receive as Our Client

  • Personalized solutions and one-on-one attention
  • Work directly with an attorney who is devoted to your success
  • Open communication and regular updates on all case developments
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions
  • High-quality counsel from two former Assistant District Attorneys
  • 35+ years of collective legal experience working for your advantage

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  • Accolade: Clearwater Bar Association Since 1930
  • Accolade: The Florida Bar 1950
  • Accolade: St. Petersburg Bar Association
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