ROSEVILLE CONTESTED DIVORCE LAWYER
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If you and your spouse are discussing
divorce but you are having a difficult time arriving at agreements on a variety
of important issues, yours is a contested divorce, at least to begin with.
This does not mean that your divorce can't eventually become uncontested,
but for the time being, it is handled differently than uncontested divorces.
What are the causes of dispute leading to a contested divorce? When children
are involved, for example, there will likely be heavy issues that have
to be properly dealt with, such as
child support, and
visitation. These are issues that can lead to substantial disagreements and fights.
They may be issues that have to be decided in a courtroom. If that is
the case, the Roseville divorce attorney from my firm can help you through
each phase of the contested divorce.
Information about Contested Divorces
For those who are going through a contested divorce, it is important to
understand the process. By having an experienced lawyer from the Law Offices
of Evan Samuelson by your side, you can have a clear understanding of
this situation and have the confidence to walk through it without substantial
trouble. I can protect your rights throughout the situation and provide
you with the tools needed. There are different stages of a contested divorce
that you should be aware of as you go through this legal process. Typically,
at the outset of the divorce case, spouses will seek temporary orders
regarding child custody and visitation, child support,
spousal support, and
Discovery is the next phase of the process during which spouses seek information
regarding their assets, income and all other documentation that will influence
the case. The parties are free to discuss settlement throughout the process,
however, if the spouses have not settled after discovery is completed,
a trial is usually scheduled. When scheduling the trial, the Court will
also schedule a settlement conference a few weeks prior to the trial date.
At the settlement conference, the spouses and their attorneys will meet
with a settlement conference judge who will offer an unbiased opinion
as to how he thinks the divorce should be settled. If the parties don't
settle their case, they proceed to trial.
Temporary Orders for Roseville Contested Divorces
Depending on your specific case, you and your attorney may decide that
while you wait for the divorce process to go through that you want to
file for a temporary order in the meantime. The purpose of this option
is to give you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse guidelines under the official
divorce once the settlement is finalized by the court. These are considered
useful because of contentious divorces are often a longer process than
one that is settled out of court or through
mediation. This order will act as an agreement for important life matters that can
simply not be put on hold while the divorce pans out. This will include the
custody of your children, how the bills will be paid off, and how your current
joint property will be dealt with. Once the court agrees on this order,
then it will remain in place until either the couple is officially divorced,
or one of the party members seek to modify it and have the judge approve
said changes. There are a few reasons for why a spouse will seek to have
a temporary order established during a contested divorce:
- To establish custody and visiting arrangements for your children
- To provide or receive alimony or child support payments while the divorce
process is pending
- To prevent one of the spouses from selling valuable assets without permission
- To give permission to either spouse for possession of certain assets such
as a car or house
To protect one spouse from the other (in cases of
The Law Offices of Evan Samuelson: A Contested Divorce Lawyer You Can Trust
If you are about to file for a divorce and are concerned that the waters
may be a little rougher than you would like, it is possible that your
divorce will be classified as "contested" or one that is challenging.
If this is the case, utilizing the skill of an experienced Roseville divorce
lawyer is absolutely essential. When hiring this firm, you can rest assured
that the utmost care and dedication will be placed into your case, because
we understand how hard times already are for you. You can trust your family
in the hands of this firm.
Please call us today to speak with an attorney you can rely on!