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About Contested Divorce

When Spouses Cannot Agree

When married couples decide to go their separate ways, or sometimes when one of the spouses decides they want a divorce, the divorce can trigger powerful emotions, especially when there are children or significant assets involved.

At Mancini & Associates, LLC, we have years of experience dealing with the most complicated divorces. If you you are in need of strong counsel during your divorce proceedings, we can ensure that your rights are zealously protected.

Divorce is known for being one of the most difficult processes an adult will ever experience, and when you consider that one's relationship with their children, or their ownership over hard-earned assets are threatened, it is understandable why some divorces are contested.

Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one where the spouses are able to reach an agreement on major divorce issues such as alimony, child custody, visitation, child support, and property division. In contrast, a "contested" divorce is one where the spouses cannot agree on some or all of the above issues concerning their divorce.

We have all heard of ugly divorces that ended up in long, drawn-out court battles. These are the most complicated and stressful kind because spouses have to appeal to a judge to resolve their differences.

Reasons why an uncontested divorce is better:

  • It moves through the courts much faster.
  • It's much less expensive.
  • The spouses, not a judge, are in control of the outcome of their divorce proceedings .
  • It's less stressful.
  • Once the divorce is finalized, the parties are more willing to abide by the divorce decree and follow court orders.
  • If there are children, it's a lot easier on them.
  • It's less traumatic, and spouses find it easier to move on with their lives.

Your Attorney is Your Greatest Defense

By its nature, divorce can be very upsetting, but in order for the parties to split amicably and avoid the delays and costs of a protracted court battle, they must be able to work together and compromise. With that being said, it is not always that easy and we know that.

While our Hartford divorce attorneys always strive to reach amicable and beneficial divorce settlements, sometimes spouses simply cannot resolve contentious issues, and when this happens the next step is divorce court.

If you are anticipating a contested divorce, your situation demands an experienced divorce lawyer who will protect your rights. We are here for you, and we will fight hard to protect what matters to you.

Call (860) 531-2411 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.