What is a Contested Divorce in Alabama?
A contested divorce in Alabama is a divorce in which both parties cannot agree to a divorce settlement. A contested divorce does not always require a trial in front of a judge, many are settled out of court through court-ordered mediation, settlement negotiations between lawyers or the parties, or during the divorce proceeding itself. However, if both parties to a divorce cannot agree on every aspect of a divorce, then the case is presented to a judge to make a final determination. This is called a contested divorce. Both parties must agree upon all property division, child custody, child support, alimony, child visitation, retirement division, and so forth for a divorce to be uncontested. A contested divorce is the most complicated divorce in Alabama because the parties cannot agree upon one aspect of the divorce and may require a trial in front of a judge to make a final determination. Unfortunately, a contested divorce may take years to resolve. However, some contested divorces in Alabama are able to be resolved by experienced Alabama Divorce Lawyers working hard to settle their client's claims through expert negotiation and procedural tactics. A contested divorce lawyer needs to be experienced, tough, a great negotiator, fearless, and very knowledgeable about Alabama divorce law and procedure.
Contested vs Uncontested Divorce in Alabama
Typically, a contested divorce is resolved by a trial court, and an uncontested divorce is resolved by agreement between the parties. In an uncontested divorce, the parties agree to every provision in the divorce, including child custody, alimony, who gets the house, property, alimony, etc. The biggest difference between the two types of divorces is time and cost. Contested divorces can be super expensive, while uncontested divorces are relatively simple and require a little cost. We've even made uncontested divorces easier for Alabama couples with our Alabama Divorce Portal and our online divorce forms, which include our innovative Alabama online divorce process and online divorce paperwork and forms for a true do-it-yourself divorce process. Of course, you can tailor your divorce process and guidance as much as you need to give you the best divorce experience possible.
The Best Alabama Contested Divorce Lawyer Experience
Alabama Divorce and Family Law, LLC has handled thousands of contested divorce cases and practiced contested divorce law for decades. Our Alabama divorce law firm has won numerous awards for family law and divorce. Our divorce attorney peers have consistently voted us some of the best divorce lawyers in Alabama. We fight our client's divorce wars on every level with expert guidance. We are a full-service divorce firm, but we do things differently than most Alabama Family Law Firms. We regularly represent clients facing a contested or uncontested divorce, child-custody, child-custody modifications, and military divorce throughout Alabama and in Huntsville, Madison, Morgan, and Limestone Counties. Please contact us here for a free consultation, or give us a call at 256-692-5333. Please be sure to also review our five-star client testimonials.