Divorces can often be resolved by negotiation and settlement of terms, allowing for an amicable and uncontested divorce. Our attorneys persistently work toward settlement, as it helps you avoid the cost and emotional toll of contested litigation. When settlement cannot be achieved, our experienced attorneys are prepared to represent you diligently throughout a contested trial.
An “uncontested” divorce can be filed after a comprehensive written settlement agreement has been secured between the parties. If you do not have minor children, a divorce can be filed six months after separation. If you do have minor children, the law requires a separation of one year.
A “contested” divorce can be filed on fault grounds, or the no-fault grounds of one year separation. Fault grounds include adultery, desertion, and cruelty.
With over 20 years of combined experience, we can help you sort through the difficult choices that may arise during the divorce process – including whether and how to attempt a settlement of your case, and when to proceed down the litigation path. We understand that our clients need to consider both the objective issues and advice that the law involves, and the subjective issues related to our client’s individual situation. This is why so many of our new clients are referrals from previous or existing clients.