Sometimes a couple cannot agree on a divorce settlement, leading to a contested divorce. If you are facing a contested divorce, you need an experienced, contested divorce lawyer at your side to protect your interests. AtTerry & deGraauw, P.C., we understand the financial and emotional challenges you are facing as a result of your divorce and can help ensure you make the right decisions throughout this difficult time.
CONTESTED DIVORCES IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
While our law firm encourages amicable resolutions through collaborative divorce or Albuquerque divorce mediation, sometimes litigation is the only way to protect your interests. Our Albuquerque, New Mexico contested divorce lawyers will explain your rights as your case proceeds, navigating the process with you every step of the way.
STAGES OF A CONTESTED DIVORCE
Both contested and uncontested divorces include issues like child custody, fault, visitation, child support and division of assets. Our experienced divorce lawyers can represent you in all aspects of your divorce. Generally, the stages of a contested divorce include:
- Initial filing of the divorce petition or response
- Financial disclosures
- Temporary orders through agreement or court hearings
- Discovery (including depositions)
- Case management conferences
- Mandatory settlement conferences
- Trial (divorce litigation)
Temporary orders may include the use of a residence or vehicle, and are ordered by a family court judge while your case is pending. Permanent orders may include property division and child support orders and are made at the time of your trial.
CONTACT OUR ALBUQUERQUE CONTESTED DIVORCE LAWYERS
Terry & deGraauw, P.C., provides sophisticated representation designed to protect your long-term interests. We are certified family law specialists, meaning we have extensive training concerning issues of divorce and family law. If you need real solutions to serious divorce, custody or property division disputes, contact us to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, New Mexico divorce law firm.