Parties go through a contested divorce when they have assets, debts, or custody issues that they cannot amicably resolve. A contested divorce can be very mentally draining on both parties as they both try to gain an advantage over what assets should be split and who will have more time with the children. Contested divorce can also be very expensive and last a long time. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney if you are going through a contested divorce. Here, at The Louis Law Firm, PLLC, we are different than most law firms because on certain types of contested divorces we offer our clients a schedule of flat fees – not hourly rates – including unlimited time with our clients and unlimited negotiation time with opposing attorneys. This allows our clients to receive a high level of representation at a much lower retainer fee than most law firms while at the same time having the peace of mind that their savings are not being drained every time their attorney meets with them or speaks with opposing counsel.
Effects of a contested divorce on the Husband and Wife
A divorce can have a long-term effect on both parties as both parties litigate the division of assets, such as bank accounts, retirement benefits, brokerage accounts, real estate properties, spousal support, child support and even which party will keep the family pet. There can also be litigation over which property should be considered separate as opposed to marital. Long term marriages that end up in divorce can be very complex and time consuming, which will cost the litigants a lot of money in legal fees.
Our philosophy at The Louis Law Firm, PLLC is to try to reach a settlement agreement through tough negotiation tactics in order not to drag the case on for years and save our clients’ hard-earned money. If a mutual agreement cannot be reached, we have the courtroom experience to take the case to trial and have a judge issue a decision.
We are here to guide you through this difficult time and give you a strategy on how to protect your best interest. If you are getting a divorce in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, call our office for a free in-depth legal consultation and a strategy for your particular case.
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