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Contested Divorce in Spokane

Effective Representation for Contentious Divorces

Because Washington is a no-fault state, specific grounds are not required to file for divorce. Unfortunately, the process is often complicated and many couples find they are unable to agree on the issues, resulting in a contested divorce. At the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt, our contested divorce attorney in Spokane has represented clients in contentious divorces for more than a dozen years.

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When Parties Cannot Agree

Often, people mistakenly believe that contested divorce occurs when one party does not agree to the divorce. This is not the case. A divorce is contested when both parties are unable to agree to the terms and major issues in the divorce. In some cases, the court may require that the parties attempt to resolve their differences in mediation. Otherwise, the decisions will be made at trial by a family court judge.

Divorces are often contested due to disagreements on issues, such as:

  • Child custody
  • Asset and debt division
  • Child support
  • Alimony

A contested divorce is the most contentious way to dissolve a marriage. The process can be long, frustrating, and expensive. When possible, we advise clients to attempt mediation to resolve at least some of the issues. However, when that process fails or the other party is unwilling to mediate, we are ready to fight for our clients in court.

Effective Legal Representation

In a contested divorce, one party files and the other is served with divorce papers with between 20-60 days to file a response. Whether you are serving or have been served, it is important to seek an attorney with specific divorce and family law experience. Our Spokane contested divorce lawyer focuses entirely on family law and provides sound legal advice to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected.

If you are in a contentious situation, call (509) 571-2277 now or contact us online for a consultation.

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