Going through a contested divorce is never easy. In fact, it can be one of the most trying and difficult times in your life. What will happen to the house? Who will have custody of the children? How often will I be able to see my kids? How will I be able to support my family?
These are not easy questions, and sometimes the answers can be hard to accept or even understand. If you are faced with a contested divorce, you must know your legal rights as well as your legal obligations.
Choosing a Nassau County Divorce Attorney
If you live in Nassau County, it would make sense to retain a divorce lawyer that is familiar with the courts, judges, procedures and opposing attorneys within those counties. But experience should only be one factor to consider when you are choosing a matrimonial attorney.
Your lawyer should be compassionate, understanding and available, and should always find the time to answer your questions. He or she should always act professional and be respectful at all times. Your attorney should be tempered and courteous, and should always have your best interests in mind.
If you are seeking a divorce, or if your spouse is suing you for divorce, we encourage you to contact Ezdrin & Woods and schedule a consultation. We won’t rush you out the door and we’ll take time to address your concerns and questions. If after meeting with one of our attorneys, you don’t feel comfortable with our firm, we would encourage you to keep looking for a divorce attorney that you do make a connection with. Your attorney will be protecting your rights and will be helping you chart your future. It is important that you have confidence in your attorney and that you know that you are their number one concern.
Contested v. Uncontested Divorces
A contested divorce can occur when one spouse wants to end the marriage but the other spouse does not. Contested divorces can also occur when the spouses disagree over maintenance, marital property, assets, pensions, custody, etc.
An uncontested divorce usually involves situations where both spouses agree that the marriage should end AND there is a substantial agreement as to custody and how the marital assets should be divided. These types of divorces are better suited for what’s called “divorce mediation”. If you find yourself in this situation, we suggest you review the divorce mediation heading found on our home page in order to educate yourself in regards to the substantial benefits mediation can bring.
However, if you believe that your divorce will be difficult, be confident that Ezdrin & Woods will aggressively represent you in regards to your contested divorce. We will work diligently so that you may obtain the best possible results under the law. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation our office in Nassau.