Our contested divorce lawyers offer skilled legal guidance for couples facing contentious separations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Deerfield Beach. Unlike an amicable divorce, contested divorces involve higher levels of conflict over important factors in the divorce. These might include child custody, asset division, spousal support, child support, debt division, and more.
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Virtually every divorce involves four issues: property division, debt division, child custody (if the couple has children), and spousal / child support. If the divorce is uncontested, both spouses generally agree on how these issues should be approached and settled. If the divorce is contested, the couple will have to spend additional time reaching an agreement instead.
Contested divorces are complicated, but that doesn’t mean they have to be litigated. You may be able to settle your case outside of the courtroom with the help of an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney.
Florida is an equitable distribution state. This means marital property isn’t divided 50/50 like it would be in a community property state. Instead, your belongings, debts, and assets are divided “fairly.” Some factors that contribute to equitable distribution:
Additionally, inheritances gifts are exempt from equitable distribution during a divorce. This is true for contested and uncontested separations.
Getting a divorce is hard, especially if you’re facing the added emotional and legal complications of a contested divorce. If you’re ready to protect your rights and speak with a Boca Raton divorce attorney, get in touch with Schuttler, Greenberg & Mullins, LLC today.