A divorce is contested when you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement regarding the terms of your divorce settlement and defer the final decision to the court. In this case, you will need a Tampa divorce lawyer to present a convincing argument for the outcomes you desire and to fight for your rights in court.
Under Florida law, divorcing couples must participate in mediation before proceeding with an uncontested divorce and before the court will hear their case. This helps to ease the burden on the court but is also designed to provide a less stressful experience for the individuals involved, including the children affected by the divorce.
If you feel that you and your spouse will not be able to achieve an uncontested divorce, talk to us at Taracks & Associates. With our combined experience of over 50 years, we may be able to identify solutions which you have so far overlooked.
There are cases in which there is no other option than to proceed with litigation. If you find yourself in this situation, our firm is prepared to aggressively represent you in court.
We will illustrate how the best interests of the children are served by the custody, visitation, and child support arrangements you are seeking. We will also energetically pursue the most favorable property and debt division possible, along with a just alimony ruling.
If you are facing a contested divorce, contact a Tampa divorce attorney at (813) 990-0599 for help determining your most strategic approach. Schedule your free consultation today.