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What is a Contested Divorce?

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In the state of California, there are two basic types of divorce proceedings. The first, an uncontested divorce, is settled outside the courtroom through negotiation or mediation. The second, a contested divorce, is settled inside the courtroom through litigation. At Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, our Newport Beach family law attorneys handle both contested and uncontested divorces, helping each client find the path to resolution that is best suited to their present and future goals.

Reasons for a Contested Divorce

Though the majority of California divorce cases are settled out of court, this is not always possible. Sometimes litigation is the only way to pursue a satisfactory outcome.

These are some common reasons for a contested divorce:

  • Allegations of abuse.
  • Unwillingness to work together.
  • Extreme levels of emotional volatility.
  • Strong disagreement over the division of assets.
  • Inability to compromise in regard to the placement of children.

Oftentimes, it is hard to discern at the outset whether a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce is the best fit for your situation. Few divorce scenarios are simple. This is why the counsel of an experienced Newport Beach divorce attorney is so valuable.

The Skill & Efficiency of Your OC Family Law Attorney Makes a Huge Difference!

At Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, we have more than 100 years of combined experience. All of that experience goes towards securing the results you're after. We have helped many clients avoid the costs and strain of litigation altogether, and we have helped many others triumph in the courtroom. In either case, you'll find our legal knowledge and in-depth familiarity with Orange County courts to be a tremendous asset.

For a free consultation, call (949) 565-4158 to speak with a Newport Beach family law attorney.

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