Contested divorce actions are the polar opposite of their uncontested counterparts. In contested cases, litigants are unable to reach common ground regarding their divorce. This means they don’t agree on the grounds for divorce, can’t reach an agreement on child custody, or are unable to figure out what to do with marital assets.
Contested divorce cases are tough, stressful, and can last years. While intimidating, they are manageable. Just follow these useful tips to help win your contested divorce case.
HIRE AN EXPERT
Would you ever forgo having a doctor perform surgery on you? No? Then don’t try to handle a contested divorce on your own. People go to law school for a reason- always hire an expert matrimonial law attorney. Schedule a free consult to get the ball rolling.
KNOW YOUR ASSETS
One of the biggest mistakes you can make during a contested divorce is not knowing what your assets are, or what financial institutions you and your spouse have accounts with. This information is needed for the discovery phase of your divorce. Keep track of your marital assets with our free Assets, Liabilities, and Properties Checklist.
KEEP A CUSTODY JOURNAL
Contested child custody cases are never easy, especially you are concerned for your children’s safety around the other parent. Custody is determined in the best interest of the child, so it is recommended you start a journal detailing significant events. Your attorney needs to know as much detailed info as possible. Protect your children!
TAKE TIME TO COOL DOWN
Contested divorces can be heated. Arguments between feuding spouses can escalate at the drop of a dime. Resist the urge to communicate with your ex if you’re angry. Take a step back, put your phone down, and breathe. Refusing to succumb to your emotions during contested divorce can make your case much easier.
BUILD A WINNING DIVORCE STRATEGY
You shouldn’t move forward with contested divorce before building a winning divorce strategy, but you cannot do this alone. This is where Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. comes in. We have helped thousands of New Yorkers tackle contested divorce, fine-tuning their tactics and creating a winning strategy.
For more information, contact our stellar divorce team at 718-875-7584, or 646-759-9392. Let our experience work for you!