When a couple seeking a divorce in New Jersey cannot amicably come to an agreement on one or more matters, such as alimony, property division or child custody, the divorce is considered “contested”. Additionally, if one party seeks to dissolve the marriage and the other party refuses to accept the grounds upon which the complaint for divorce is based, the divorce can be considered “contested”.
If your divorce procedure becomes contested, the best thing to do is immediately seek legal representation. The experienced “contested divorce” attorneys at Chase and Chase will be able to provide the information and support you need during this stressful and highly emotional process. We will fight to ensure that you are awarded what is rightfully yours, from custody to alimony payments, to your share of marital assets. We will help you make the most difficult of decisions on issues that could impact the rest of your life and the lives of your children.
As your legal representatives, we will work diligently to negotiate a settlement of your case and avoid having to incur the expenses and emotional demands of a trial. Contested divorces, which do go to trial are often quite complex, given the nature of the situation and can affect not only the two parties directly involved, but will also cause stress and pain to the lives of any children, other family members and friends. This stress can be compounded by a case that is dragged out in court. The lawyers at Chase and Chase respect your privacy, and seek to minimize the affect your divorce may have on those around you.
If you are currently seeking a divorce and have come to an impasse with your spouse, please contact us today to discuss your legal options for moving your divorce toward resolution so that you can move on to the next chapter in your life.