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San Diego Contested Divorce Attorney

What Is a Contested Divorce?

When a couple decides to divorce, they must make a number of important decisions about how to divide their property, how to handle their debts, and how to handle their children. If they can agree on these issues, they can file an uncontested divorce, which is typically faster and less expensive than a contested divorce. However, if they cannot agree, they will need to go to court and have a judge make these decisions for them. This is called a contested divorce.

Contested divorce issues can include:

Contested divorces can be very stressful and time-consuming, but with the help of an experienced attorney, you can get through the process and obtain a favorable outcome. At Embry Family Law P.C., we have been helping clients with contested divorces for over 20 years. We know how to build strong cases and how to present them effectively in court. We are committed to providing our clients with the personalized legal representation they deserve.

If you are facing a contested divorce, call our San Diego contested divorce lawyer at (619) 485-6476 or contact us online for a consultation.

Contested Divorce Laws in California

Embry Family Law P.C. is your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of contested divorce in California. Understanding the laws governing contested divorce is crucial for anyone facing the challenges of dissolving a marriage through legal proceedings.

In California, contested divorce refers to a situation where spouses cannot reach an agreement on key issues, necessitating court intervention. Our San Diego Contested Divorce Attorneys are well-versed in the specific laws that govern these cases, ensuring that our clients receive expert guidance tailored to their unique situations.

How to Prepare for a Contested Divorce

When you are facing a contested divorce, it is important to be prepared. This means gathering all the necessary documents and information and making sure you have a clear understanding of your financial situation. It also means making sure you have a clear understanding of your legal rights and what you are entitled to under the law.

Contested Divorce Requirements in California

To initiate a contested divorce in California, certain requirements must be met. Both parties must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, clearly outlining the grounds for divorce. Common grounds include irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. At Embry Family Law P.C., our attorneys guide clients through the procedural requirements, ensuring that all necessary documents are accurately and timely filed.

How to Contest a Divorce?

Contesting a divorce involves disputing one or more key issues, such as child custody, spousal support, or the division of assets. Our San Diego Contested Divorce Attorneys employ a strategic approach to contesting divorces, including:

Thorough Case Evaluation: We meticulously assess the details of your case, identifying key areas of contention and formulating a personalized legal strategy.

Skilled Negotiation: Our attorneys are adept negotiators, striving to reach amicable resolutions through mediation or settlement discussions whenever possible.

Aggressive Advocacy in Court: When necessary, we vigorously represent our clients' interests in court, presenting compelling arguments and evidence to support their positions on contested issues.

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in California?

The duration of a contested divorce in California varies based on several factors, including the complexity of the issues involved, the level of cooperation between spouses, and the court's caseload. While some cases may be resolved within a few months, others can extend over a year or more.

At Embry Family Law P.C., our San Diego Contested Divorce Attorneys work diligently to streamline the process, seeking efficient resolutions without compromising the quality of representation. We understand the emotional toll that a contested divorce can take, and we strive to guide our clients through the process as swiftly as possible while ensuring their rights and interests are safeguarded.

In conclusion, contested divorces in California demand a nuanced understanding of the legal landscape and a strategic approach to dispute resolution. At Embry Family Law P.C., our San Diego Contested Divorce Attorneys leverage their expertise to navigate the complexities of contested divorce cases, offering steadfast support to clients seeking resolution during challenging times.

If you are facing a contested divorce, call our San Diego contested divorce lawyer at (619) 485-6476 or contact us online for a consultation.

Our Clients Share Their Stories

  • "Extremely grateful to have Ben, Kaylin, and Nick on my side."
    Ben, Kaylin, and Nick are an amazing team of knowledgeable professionals in family law. Their main focus is their client's and family member's wellbeing. They are calm and extremely experienced with custody orders. Not everyone can handle your stress and the chaos that you may have while going through the family law process, but this team gets the most difficult situation handled with care and full transparency and respect. Extremely grateful to have Ben, Kaylin, and Nick on my side. Highly recommend
    - Jenn W. (Facebook Review)
  • "I will definitely be returning in the future if I ever come across another situation that will require great representation."
    I stumbled across this firm when searching for a good and honest family lawyer in the San Diego area. I proceeded to call and had the pleasure of speaking with Nicholas. He is THE main reason why I agreed to pay $250 for my initial 1 hr. zoom interview with Ben. To be quite honest, I didn’t really care for any of the staff in this firm other than Nicholas. He is extremely personable and friendly and made me feel at ease during this nerve-wracking process. He took the time to talk to me on the phone for almost an hour and walked me through the process which allowed me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I truly appreciate all of your help Nick! Although I didn’t really care for the staff in this firm, I do have to give this firm a 5 star for being an honest and professional law firm. This is hard to come by. They didn’t hesitate in returning any unused funds and because of this, I have referred many of my friends and patients. I will definitely be returning in the future if I ever come across another situation that will require great representation. Thank you again for all your help!
    - Daniela (Google Review)
  • He is honest and trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone.
    - Edward (Avvo Review)
  • "I would recommend Embry Family Law to anyone!"
    Working with Ben Embry was great. He's very professional, responsive, and was always available to answer any questions I had. His team is also amazing and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I would recommend Embry Family Law to anyone!
    - Alyssa D. (Google Review)

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