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Tips for Working Through a Contested Divorce

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Going through a contested divorce is never easy. It can be taxing, stressful and emotionally draining. However, with the right approach, you can make it through this process successfully. This blog will provide a guideline on how best to work through the divorce process with an attorney when the other spouse may not be cooperative.

Organize Your Documents

The first step in navigating your contested divorce is organizing your documents. This includes:

  • Financial statements
  • Tax returns
  • Bank statements
  • Any other paperwork you have related to your marriage.

It's also important to keep track of emails and text messages you've exchanged with your spouse throughout the process and any other evidence that could be used in court if necessary. Having this information organized and at the ready will make it easier for your attorney to help build your case more effectively.

Hire an Experienced Attorney

If you're going through a contested divorce, you must hire an experienced family law attorney who can guide you throughout this process and make sure that all of your needs are met. An experienced attorney can help ensure that all legal filings are done correctly and on time so that you don't miss any deadlines or jeopardize your case in any way. Your attorney will also be familiar with local laws and regulations regarding contested divorces, so they can provide sound advice on how best to proceed with yours.

Be Prepared for Negotiations

Part of working through a contested divorce is being prepared for negotiations with your ex-spouse or their legal team. During these negotiations, both sides will present their arguments and attempt to come to an agreement on various issues such as:

Be prepared for these conversations by knowing what points you want to negotiate for before entering into them so that you can ensure you get what is fair and just under the law.

Working through a contested divorce isn't impossible with the right approach and guidance from an experienced family law attorney. Having an experienced attorney by your side every step of the way will help ensure that all legal filings are done correctly and on time, so both parties can get what's due to them under state law.

How Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help You Through a Divorce

At Owenby Law, P.A., our goal is to help you navigate through the difficult process of a contested divorce. We are dedicated to providing sound legal advice, protecting your rights and interests throughout the entire process, and helping you reach a resolution that benefits both parties. If you're looking for an experienced family law attorney who can guide you through the complexities of a contested divorce – look no further than Owenby Law, P.A..

Contact us today at (904) 770-3141 for a free initial consultation.