When a couple divorces, there are usually a host of decisions that need to be made. These may relate to issues including asset and debt division, spousal support/alimony, child support, custody and visitation, and other matters. If there are one or more significant matters that the couple cannot agree on themselves, it is a contested divorce. A divorce may start out as contested, but then become uncontested as the parties work out disagreements.
Divorce litigation is method of divorce dispute resolution. This process involves submitting issues to family court in order to resolve them. Families will often choose litigation if they cannot reach an agreement through other divorce options.
We recognize that litigation is a last resort. Family law is unique and different from other litigation areas because, more often than not, you are required to continue communicating with your spouse after litigation is concluded. We try to minimize post-separation problems in order to maintain as civil and positive a relationship with your ex-partner or spouse and children as possible. We have extensive experience in making applications and motions, including applications and motions to vary and challenge existing agreements or court orders. We have been on both sides of litigation disputes and are experienced in guiding and defending clients in court proceedings.