Divorce is rarely an easy experience. What often makes this already emotional experience difficult for spouses to navigate is the inability to see eye-to-eye on certain key issues, such as child custody. Under these circumstances, you will have to endure a contested divorce.
At Moyer Law, PC, our Rhode Island contested divorce lawyer will tirelessly fight on your behalf in court to protect your interests and secure the best possible results for your case.
Reach out to our law office today at (401) 305-2934 to set up a consultation. Our skilled Rhode Island contested divorce attorney will help you navigate your contested divorce case.
In Rhode Island, a contested divorce is one in which spouses do not agree on one or more issues related to the end of their marriage.
These issues include:
- Child support
- Custody and visitation
- Property and asset division, such as who gets the house or business
It doesn't matter which of these areas the spouses disagree on—or how many. All a contested divorce means is that they cannot agree on at least one and, as a result, need to take the matter to court.
The Process of a Rhode Island Contested Divorce
A contested divorce is generally more time-consuming, which also results in higher legal fees. For some, however, it is an unavoidable necessity, especially if there is a particularly hostile or contentious dynamic between spouses.
Below is a list of some steps involved in seeking a contested divorce in Rhode Island:
- Prepare, file, and serve your spouse with the divorce petition
- Your spouse must respond to the petition
- Begin the discovery process, through which both parties will gather information through a variety of legal procedures
- Pre-trial motions and hearings will proceed
- Negotiate a potential settlement with the assistance of your respective attorneys
- If negotiations fail, you will prepare for trial
- Completion of the court trial
- If you believe the judge’s decisions were reached in error, you can file an appeal
Contested divorces can be particularly complex and challenging to navigate, which is why it is essential to hire an attorney with extensive experience in handling such cases. You can rely on us for the help you need to overcome the obstacles you may face.
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A contested divorce can take a big toll on everyone involved. If you are going through the process of ending your marriage and cannot agree with your spouse on any of the key issues involved, it can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening. At Moyer Law, PC, our Rhode Island contested divorce lawyer can help you navigate every step of the process as smoothly as possible while protecting your interests. With more than 20 years of experience on our side, you can trust in our ability to represent you.
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