Going through a divorce is not easy for anyone. While we know you did not plan on this happening when you got married, there are times when separation is necessary.
We know that you would like the divorce to be done amicably between you and your spouse, but sometimes that does not happen. A contested divorce can be heartbreaking and difficult. The complexity of a divorce case can be compounded by one or both sides unwilling to compromise on the many issues involved.
When you need a contested divorce attorney in the Avenues, count on Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, to be by your side.
Many people wonder why divorces have to be contested. The answer does not have to be that one side is angry or vindictive, though that is sometimes the case. Rather, sometimes the two parties cannot come to an agreement over issues about property that needs to be split or how many days of visitation a spouse will get with their child.
Whatever the case may be, the family court system is needed to settle disputes.
Navigating the complex divorce system is tough and an attorney is often required.
What is at stake?
All of the property that was jointly acquired during the marriage needs to be equitably distributed. This does not necessarily mean that it will be split 50-50. The court will take into account the income and wealth of each party. Perhaps the most contested property will be the marital home. It may need to be sold and the profit split unless one party wants to buy the other out for their share.
Remember, there is more than just real estate involved. We are talking about vehicles, boats, furniture, silverware, and more. We know it seems like a lot, but it needs to be figured out.
Joint bank or retirement accounts need to be split and settled, as does any debt that was acquired during the marriage.
One spouse may be required to make alimony payments to the other in order to maintain their former spouse’s lifestyle. This can become a heated issue and it is vital to have an attorney help you with this, whether you will be receiving or paying alimony.
If there are children involved, there will need to be time spent on figuring out child support and child custody issues. This can become very emotional.
Now you need to seek legal assistance. As you can see, there is simply too much at stake in a divorce. The fact that it will be a contested divorce further complicates the matter. Do not try to handle this yourself, especially if your spouse has an attorney.
Things will not end well.
Contact Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, for an Avenues contested divorce attorney. You need experience on your side and that is what you are getting with her. She will be by your side ensuring that you are being treated fairly. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.