Dissolving a marriage is never exactly easy, but some divorces can be more difficult than others are. A contested divorce is one example of a particularly challenging breakup through the legal system. The reason for the difficulty is the sometimes-unexpected inability of two divorcing spouses to agree on some or all elements of the divorce.
What are some of these divorce elements that might result in a contested divorce? Here is a brief list for you to consider:
— Property division– Debt division– Physical and/or legal child custody– Child support– Spousal support
If you are struggling through a contested divorce, you might be able to ease the process a little with the following tips.
— Rely on your attorney to help you face and conquer the issues you are dealing with– If you don’t already know, learn all you can about the assets and debts you share with your spouse– Get a copy of your credit report to use in helping prove which debts are yours– Consider keeping a record of discussions and other events that happen between you and your spouse– Ask your attorney what you might expect if your divorce is contested– Do not be afraid to ask your attorney questions
Of course, some divorces proceed without any additional stress beyond what you might expect, but a little preparation can make all the difference if issues do arise. It is also a good idea to look into other types of divorce such as uncontested and complex divorces. You can learn more about these and other family law situations by reviewing our website for further information.