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Understanding The Differences Between Contested And Uncontested Divorce

While every divorce comes with its own unique nuances, they can all be divided into two categories: contested and uncontested divorce. At the Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger, we bring more than 35 years of experience to both types.

Uncontested Divorce Often Saves Money And Reduces Stress

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which there are no disputes that need to be resolved. The spouses have worked together to reach agreements about the division of property, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and all other issues.

Just because a divorce is uncontested does not mean that legal representation is not necessary. If you are going through an uncontested divorce, you still want an attorney to review the documentation to ensure that nothing has been overlooked and that your rights and interests are protected. We will efficiently review your uncontested divorce and help you move forward to the next phase of your life.

Contested Divorce May Be Necessary To Protect Your Rights

If even one issue is disputed, the divorce is considered contested. However, just because a divorce is contested does not mean that it requires a battle to resolve it. We pride ourselves on our ability to find creative and practical solutions, avoiding litigation if possible. We can engage in skilled negotiation or pursue alternative dispute resolution techniques like divorce mediation. Even divorces that come to us as contested are typically resolved amicably.

Amicable resolution is not always possible. When you choose our law firm, you will have the confidence that comes with knowing that you have a time-tested litigator on your side, an attorney who knows his way around the Los Angeles County court system. We are your advocates, willing to work hard to get results no matter what path your divorce takes.

Ready To Protect Your Rights In Divorce

To learn more about contested vs. uncontested divorce, call our California law office at 310-697-8868 or contact us online. We accept credit cards and can arrange evening or Saturday appointments upon request.