Every divorce is a lawsuit that results in court orders applicable to both parties. However, the vast majority of California divorce cases settle out of court through negotiation or mediation leading to settlement of all key issues.
Couples able to resolve any disagreements involving children, support, property and other matters on their own or through their attorneys can file for uncontested divorce. Those who cannot reach agreement face the possibility of a full-blown contested divorce trial. An extremely high percentage of divorces fall in between these two scenarios — with the skill and efficiency of the lawyers involved playing a vital role in formation of a comprehensive marital settlement agreement.
Proven Lawyers For Guidance, Negotiation, Mediation Or Litigation
Our dedicated Newport Beach family law attorneys at The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, counsel and represent people in all aspects of both uncontested and contested divorce cases.
- Our knowledge and capabilities extend across the spectrum of:
- Guiding couples who are separating amicably and agree on all issues through the legal steps necessary to finalize their divorce as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
- Negotiating skillfully and assertively to protect our clients' interests when key issues — often involving child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and division of assets and debts — are contested and must be resolved.
- Providing impeccably prepared, tenacious representation in court when agreement on critical issues cannot be reached through negotiation or mediation.
Does Your Case Involve Complex Disputed Issues?
Our accomplished professional team has built a widespread reputation for handling all types of divorce cases with integrity. We bring a balanced approach to each case and focus on helping our clients find the path to resolution best suited to their present and future goals.
If your situation is complex, emotionally volatile or both, and you may need a proven Orange County contested divorce lawyer on your side in court, our firm is an outstanding resource. we have helped many people avoid the costs and pain of litigation, but we have also triumphed at trial for our clients in numerous cases involving intensely contested child custody, millions in disputed assets, allegations of domestic violence and other matters requiring resolution.
To schedule a consultation focused on your needs and goals, call us at (949) 565-4158 today.