Las Vegas Contested Divorce Lawyer
Counsel When You Need it Most
A contested divorce is a complicated form of divorce in which the spouses
disagree on at least one issue of the prospective filing such as child
custody, spousal support, or division of property. A contested divorce
usually involves a lengthy court battle depending on the number of issues
at stake. If this is the case for you, you need to ensure that you have
Las Vegas divorce attorney who will stand behind you during divorce proceedings.
How does a contested divorce work?
A divorce is officially contested when your spouse disagrees on any aspect
of the filing. Once papers are served the receiving party has 30 days
to respond to the petition. If you and your spouse fail to resolve the
conflict, a judge will be assigned to the case.
A contested divorce involves the following procedures:
- You or your spouse will file a complaint which is delivered to the other spouse
- After filing the complaint, the other party has 20 days to respond with an answer
- After receiving a response for the complaint a case management conference is held
- The presiding divorce court will enter a case management order
- Once an order is established the contested divorce will undergo the discovery phase
The discovery phase could take several months to complete. If children
are involved in your divorce, a child custody evaluation will likely take
place. If you and your spouse are unable to resolve your issues your divorce
filing will go to trial which will settle the terms of the divorce.
We Stand Behind our Clients
When divorce becomes a contested matter, you want to know there is an experienced
professional in your corner fighting for you and providing critical insight.
At Leavitt Law Firm, we provide Las Vegas clients with the benefit of
our more than 27 years of experience and have been recognized as
Best of Las Vegas 2017. Trust us to handle your contested divorce and help you work reach the
best possible resolution.
Give us a call today so we can go over the detail of your divorce together.