What should I know about a litigated divorce?

When couples in New Jersey no longer want to be married, divorce is often considered. There are often situations where the couple may not be successful resolving contested matters through alternative dispute resolution simply because there is a lack of willingness to communicate with one another. In these situations, a litigated divorce may be best.

The court may give a divorcing couple several opportunities to resolve their contested matters through alternatives to litigation, such as mediation, an early settlement panel, and more. However, when none of these opportunities resolve the issues at hand, the court will step in. In a litigated divorce, the court will have to make decisions on behalf of the couple regarding matters of spousal support, child support, child custody, and the division of assets and liabilities. In order to do so, the court will have to gather information and use it to make fair and just decisions based on the information they are provided with from attorneys and experts.

Unfortunately, litigated divorces are often very long, expensive, and emotionally draining for the entire family. Couples that are given opportunities to resolve contested matters through methods of alternative dispute resolution may want to do so. If you are considering divorce, contact an experienced divorce attorney today.

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation