Contested Divorce

A Mesa lawyer who will protect your interests

In a contested divorce, the separating spouses cannot agree on one or more of the terms of the divorce. Typically, the most highly contested issues of a divorce are child custody and child support. Spousal maintenance, division of property and debt allocation are examples of other contested terms of divorce. Regardless of the specific terms, a contested divorce is a true crisis, and you need an experienced Mesa contested divorce attorney at Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC on your side to protect your interests.

Contesting the dissolution of a marriage can become a very complicated and time-consuming process. The court will not issue a decree of dissolution until the issues are sorted out and agreed upon. Ideally, the parties involved will be able to discuss the terms and come to a mutual agreement. In some cases, when an agreement cannot be reached, the terms of the divorce must be presented to a judge who will make a final determination. This is known as divorce litigation and can include the following steps:

  • Petition
  • Summons
  • Discovery
  • Hearings
  • Trial
  • Motions
  • Temporary Orders
  • Decree/Judgment

If you find yourself in a position where you must go before a judge to either defend your rights or fight for your requests in a divorce, we highly recommend you enlist the expertise and knowledge of a family attorney such as Brad Crider. Brad has extensive experience helping Arizona families work through the contested terms of a divorce. Based on his experience, he's able to determine the best strategy for the best results, including knowing when to work more closely with the other party involved and when to prepare for a fight.

Don't make the mistake of attempting to handle a contested divorce on your own, especially if the other side has an attorney. Mesa divorce attorney Brad Crider and his team will help you determine an effective plan to help you see the best possible outcome to your divorce. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000