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What Happens in a Contested Divorce?

In a contested divorce, two parties typically enter into litigation, where a judge helps to decide any unresolved issues, such as child custody, support, and more

In a contested divorce, two parties are unable to reach an agreement concerning every aspect of the divorce - such as child custody/visitation, child support, asset and property division, and/or spousal support - and, as a result, they seek to go through the mediation process or litigation. While a contested divorce often involves a longer process (sometimes up to a year) and is more expensive, sometimes it ends in an agreement that more effectively protects your future interests.

Reasonable grounds for a contested divorce in Tennessee include the following:

However, contested divorces will often arise when one spouse is making unreasonable demands or has unreasonable expectations and is unwilling to negotiate, in marriages that involve a history of domestic violence, and/or when there is suspicion that one spouse may be hiding assets.


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The Law Office of David L. Scott is here to help: If you have reached the decision to end your marriage, let us provide you with trustworthy legal guidance to help you through the process. We are committed to providing you with the best representation possible, whether your divorce is contested or uncontested. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation and find out

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