What is a Contested Divorce?

Post Divorce HelpKallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm provides contested divorce representation for people who live in Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, and many other communities in Minnesota. We are a trusted law firm that offers a full menu of divorce law services. You can count on our team to represent your interests before, during, and after your divorce. As legal professionals focused in the area of divorce law, we consider it our professional obligation to help you understand the most important points about the various processes associated with your divorce. The majority of us enter into marriage without ever considering that we could end up in a divorce proceeding. As a result, most of us know very little about the various divorce process. If you are in the early stages of a contested divorce, our team can help you navigate this difficult process.

Contested Divorce Representation

A contested divorce is one that takes places in the context of the court system. In the state of Minnesota, a divorce is considered to be contested even if the couple agrees to every issue single except for one. In these cases, spouses generally seek representation from separate lawyers because of the complexity of the relationship. In contested divorce cases, you and/or your spouse have decided that one or more of important issues of your marriage cannot be resolved through the process of legal negotiation or divorce mediation and therefore requires the services of a judge and the court to resolve the issues that remain. Typically, the unresolved issues between divorcing spouses include dividing property equitably, determining which of you will take responsibility for the debts you have incurred as a couple, payment of spousal support (if applicable), child custody, and child support.

Uncontested divorce tends to be less complex and can often be resolved without a court battle, often by using divorce mediation services, which usually does not involve individual representation. Uncontested divorce usually means that the couple has determined that they can resolve their issues without the adversarial approach that’s typical of court processes. An uncontested divorce can be less expensive and less stressful.

Legal Support for Contested Divorce

Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you determine which approach is most appropriate for your unique case and can help you once that approach has been determined. If you and your spouse determine that you need to proceed with a contested divorce, you should consider contacting our team at (763-427-5131) for possible contested divorce representation.

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