Contested Divorce

St. Paul Contested Divorce Attorney

Experiencing a divorce is a tough thing to go through. When a divorce turns into a contested divorce, things can get even more tough. If you are going through a divorce and cannot come to an agreement on key aspects like child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support, then it is important that you get an experienced attorney involved. Working with a divorce attorney that has extensive experience in contested divorces will be key to getting the best outcome in this process. 

What Is A Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce is where you and your spouse are not in agreement on some items in your divorce. Some of these items are child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support. Each of these have its own nuances that can open up complex disputes. 

There are times that a divorce that is initially uncontested, can later become contested because the two parties come into a disagreement on one of the main points of contention. On the other side of it, there are also times where a case that is contested, ends up uncontested because the two parties settle on an agreement in mediation. It is always less expensive and easier on stress levels to have an uncontested divorce, but this is not always possible.

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Megan Hernandez

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Keegan Melton

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What Happens In A Contested Divorce?

If you and your spouse are unable to agree on some of the main aspects of the divorce, then you will head to alternative dispute resolution. The dispute resolution could either be through the Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) program or through mediation. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, we will work with opposing counsel in mediation to try and forge an agreement that everyone can live with. If no agreement is reached through mediation, then we will work closely with you to prepare for trial. 

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Contact An Experienced Contested Divorce Attorney

At the Law Office of Clarence Patterson III, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs.

Our firm primarily serves the areas of Ramsey County, Washington County, Hennepin County, Dakota County and other areas around Minnesota. We also If you are in need of an experienced estate planning attorney in Minnesota, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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