Our divorce law attorneys at Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick explain the differences between contested divorces and uncontested divorces.
Chances are the decision to divorce was not made quickly or easily; a lot of thought goes into considering the possibility of divorce, especially if children are involved. When you are finally ready to divorce, or you are seriously considering it and would like information, you should seek legal representation to explain the process and the different approaches so that you can proceed in a way that best fits your situation. Consulting with an experienced family lawyer who handles divorce work and child-related issues such as parental rights and responsibilities (custody) and support is the best way to begin the process. We will highlight the major differences between contested and uncontested divorce cases in Vermont.
A contested divorce is a divorce that is decided by a judge after a hearing or hearings. Most cases settle without a full contested hearing but your attorney needs to be a skilled litigator as well as a skilled negotiator so that if your case does not settle you can successfully present your case. At the law firm of Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick we have divorce attorneys with years of trial experience. While settlement is usually preferred, we are here if it isn’t possible.
An uncontested divorce is simply a divorce that has been settled. This does not mean that the parties always get along or that negotiations are easy. It means that with experienced legal help from Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, even some of the most difficult and angry cases can be brought to settlement. Many cases can be settled relatively quickly and easily but that is why representation is so important. Also, consulting with experienced divorce attorney can make you fully aware of all of your options such as separation. We do the paperwork right. We prepare divorce documents and Marital Settlement Agreements that are acceptable to the court. We explain the process and attend necessary hearings with you. It is uncomfortable enough to be in a courthouse. Let the attorneys at Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick guide you through the process. You can contact our divorce lawyers in Burlington for a consultation at 802-316-4318.