When the spouses cannot agree about getting divorced or about the terms of the divorce, it becomes a contested divorce.
What is contested?
The usual issues that need resolution are:
- Asset distribution
- Debt allocation
- Property division
- Child support
- Child Custody
- Temporary spousal support
If you think that the process will be very difficult and you expect it will go to court, you will be better find and ask for the help of an experienced divorce attorney preferably to a divorce lawyer. You want the best player on your team. Since an attorney experience is greater at pleading cases at the court, you might want to make sure he/she is good at it.
HOW TO FIND A DIVORCE attorney
Ideally, ask people you trust that actually used a divorce attorney recently. There probably is around you a doctor, a family member or friend that knows a successful divorce attorney. Referrals is often the best way to find a good candidate. But do not rely only on such sources. Do your homework. Try to find at least three before making a final decision. This is a very important matter. And if you anticipate trouble, better do your best to hire the right attorney.
You can search for a Divorce Attorney near you to start with. Also read ¨How to hire a divorce lawyer¨ for suggestions on how to select one.
Example of search: ¨Divorce Attorney near Washington¨