Contested Divorce

Mankato Contested Divorce Attorney

Happy family having roast chicken dinner at tableA contested divorce is exactly as it sounds because it is a case where the two parties do not agree. Perhaps they are contesting the division of property, child custody, spousal maintenance, or another proposed term of the divorce.

If you need to file for divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce against you, you have the right to have an attorney advocating for you. At Birkholz Law, LLC, you will have a Southern Minnesota contested divorce attorney working for you who will push for your best interests when you are looking for a resolution in the matter.

Stages Of Contested Divorce

There are four stages of a contested divorce. They are:

  • Case workup
  • Discovery
  • Settlement Discussions
  • Trial

Not every case reaches each stage of this four stage process. As a matter of fact, approximately 95% of cases are settled before they ever reach trial. There are some cases that are not contested at all. Nonetheless, if you and your spouse have some issues that are disputed, you can expect the matter to follow a more traditional path.

Skillful Divorce Advocate

Your Mankato contested divorce lawyer will guide you through the entire divorce process by telling you what is occurring every step of the way. You will be presented with options so that you can make the right decisions in your case. This will allow the process to move forward as smoothly as possible so a satisfactory conclusion can be reached.

You will notice during the preliminary case workup that we will ask a lot of you. We will ask for every single piece of relevant information, such as bank statements, income information, credit card statements, and titles to property. You will also complete a questionnaire so we have sufficient information to draft the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. You will sign it and then it will be served to the other spouse if you are filing. If a petition has been filed against you, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible to look at the petition and then advise you on what to do next. It is through this advice that you will be able to understand the process and make informed decisions that will make it move smoother and remove as much stress as possible from the situation.

Contact A Southern Minnesota Contested Divorce Lawyer

A contested divorce can be difficult to get through because of areas that both spouses disagree on. Perhaps there is a disagreement regarding an asset, child custody, spousal support, or another proposed term of the divorce. So the court doesn’t decide for the couple, the help of an attorney is needed to mediate. To find out how Birkholz Law can help you, call the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, the St. James office at 507-375-3374, or the Westbrook office at 507-274-6501 and schedule your free consultation.