Contested Divorce Attorney in Daytona Beach
Contested Divorce versus Uncontested Divorce
Contested divorce occurs when a couple has been unable to reach an agreement
on any or all of the matters relating to their divorce. This can result
in much higher legal fees and time invested in the process for both parties.
It is therefore preferable to achieve an
uncontested divorce if possible. An uncontested divorce also allows both parties to have a
say in the outcome, rather than leaving it up to the court to decide these
intimate and significant issues. Florida law encourages settlement in
divorce actions in order to protect the individuals and children involved
as well as minimize the burden on the legal system. Therefore, divorcing
couples are required to participate in a mediation before a court will
hear either side in an contested case.
We Can Help
When facing such a complex and emotionally turbulent process, the services of a
Daytona Beach divorce lawyer are invaluable. An attorney can advise as to your rights and legal options
and suggest the best course of action. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we can represent
you at any point of this process. We have often had success helping to
transition a contested case to an uncontested case by consulting your
wishes and negotiating with the other party. We can also represent you
in any mediation and help to keep the situation calm and based on the
desired outcome rather than emotion or any pressure you may feel at such
a time. Our experience with such cases allows us to suggest solutions
you may not have considered, which may provide an acceptable conclusion
for both parties. If your case does proceed as a contested divorce, we
can also represent you aggressively in court. Whatever you need, our actions
will be based on your best interests and a favorable resolution to your case.
Contact a Daytona Beach contested divorce attorney
if you and your spouse have been unable to reach an agreement regarding
the terms of your divorce.