Contested Divorce in Ventura County

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There are a variety of issues which need to be decided upon in a divorce agreement, such as child custody and child support, spousal support, property division, and more. When a couple is unable to agree on every term and condition of a divorce, this is known as a contested divorce. It can be quite a challenge for both parties to come to a decision which works and it is often necessary for each side to get legal counsel from a qualified lawyer.

At the Law Offices of Michael Labrum, we are dedicated to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible in your divorce. Attorney Michael Labrum has been chosen for the California list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, which is awarded to only 2.5% of young attorneys in the state. Do not hesitate to get experienced legal counsel from our award-winning attorney immediately.

Finding Solutions in Contested Divorce

In most cases, contested divorce is more difficult than an uncontested divorce due to the various critical areas which need to be determined. The length of a case depends on a number of factors, such as the ability to come to an agreeable solution. A divorce settlement must be made between the two parties, or else the court will make a decision.

The following are the numerous steps involved in a contested divorce:

  • Prepare, file and serve divorce petition
  • Respond to petition
  • Interview and hire a lawyer
  • Participate in divorce discover, which is the information-gathering process, involving legal procedures to obtain information from your spouse and third-party witnesses
  • Pre-trial legal motions and hearings
  • Agreement proposals and negotiations between both sides and their attorneys
  • If settlement fails, preparation for trial
  • Complete a court trial
  • Appeal, if you dispute the trial judge’s decision

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Our Thousand Oaks divorce lawyer is ready to protect your rights and best interests during the entire proceedings of divorce. We can ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is filled out and filed and any potential settlements are reviewed. We also serve those in Westlake, Calabasas, Tarzana, Camarillo and Santa Barbara.

Do not hesitate to call Law Offices of Michael Labrum for a case evaluation at (805) 725-5277