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You are in the midst of a contested divorce if you and your spouse do not agree on every detail. Not surprisingly, many divorces are contested since divorcing couples rarely agree on much. Whether you are arguing about child custody, spousal support, asset division, or other common issues, come to Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. for help. Our lawyers have been skillfully handling contested divorces for several years.


So many lawyers are afraid to go to court because they do better outside of the courtroom than in it. But we have the experience you need to have the best shot at a great outcome. While we always try to negotiate first, we are aware that not every couple ends up compromising. Rather than advise you to give in on every issue, we will support you every step of the way, even if it means going to court.

We have represented clients who were struggling with important issues, including child custody, or the division of major assets. In fact, we have successfully supported clients with high net worth, where the stakes were high. We thrive under pressure, which is why our clients have confidence in us as we head to court.


You can begin the process of contested divorce by first filing a complaint, which needs to be served to your spouse so he or she knows when to show up to court. Your spouse also needs to respond to your complaint.

Once this step has been completed, you and your spouse each need to gather documents that include bank statements, tax returns, and proof of income so the court is aware of the financial situation. If you need a temporary court order, such as to get child custody or child support, your divorce lawyer should let the court know at this point.

You can still try negotiating with your spouse while preparing for court in case this does not work. If a trial is necessary, the judge will first ensure that the discovery process is complete and all paperwork has been submitted. If so, he or she will let you and your lawyer know that you can go to trial.


In some cases, you can resolve the contested divorce with negotiation, in which case it becomes an uncontested divorce. But few couples can do this without help from an experienced divorce lawyer. Whether you want help negotiating or need a lawyer who is prepared to go to trial with you, call Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. today.

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