Divorce is one of the most tragic occurrences that an individual can experience. Whether you are the party who wants the divorce, or you feel like you have been blindsided by your spouse's request for a divorce, we are here to help. We understand that this is an emotional time for you, and we are here to provide compassionate legal support.
At the Tennessee Law Office of Rebecca Garren Parker we are an experienced law firm sensitive to the emotions and needs of our clients. With more than 15 years of experience we know the law, legal processes and potential outcomes of your case. We focus our legal practice on family law matters and take pride in providing clients with cost-effective services. Contact our Chattanooga contested divorce attorney for more information about the process by calling 423-933-3139 or toll free at 866-930-2618.
What is a Contested Divorce?
There are two types of divorces contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree to terms at the outset of the process. While your divorce may start as contested, it is possible to reach agreement later in the process. That is why it is important to have an experienced attorney assisting you. It heightens your chances of reaching a solution sooner and avoiding litigation.
How Does a Contested Divorce Work?
A contested divorce starts when one spouse files a Complaint for Divorce and a proposed Permanent Parenting Plan (if there are children). These documents are served on the other spouse, who is given thirty days to respond.
If the parties are not in agreement, they attend mediation, which is an opportunity to try to come to a resolution with the help of an experienced facilitator. The parties must either come up with an agreement or have the judge decide on the terms in court. Whether you need an attorney to negotiate your divorce or one to litigate, we can help.
Contact a Cleveland Divorce Attorney
We are here to provide our clients with individualized legal advice and representation. Our experienced lawyer has the knowledge to efficiently handle your divorce. Contact our law firm online or by calling 423-933-3139 or toll free at 866-930-2618.