Merced County Contested and Uncontested Divorce

Merced County Contested Divorce Lawyer

At JOHAL LAW APC, we guide clients through the divorce process, whether their divorce is considered contested or uncontested. To speak to a Merced County contested divorce attorney about your legal options, please contact us today.

Contested and Uncontested Divorce Representation

Many people have questions about the divorce process in California, and whether their divorce will be considered uncontested or contested. Our lawyers assist clients in both:

  • Contested divorce — When parties disagree on one or more divorce-related legal matter (such as asset division or child custody), their divorce is considered contested. There may be a variety of options available to help parties come to an agreement on the disputed matters.
  • Uncontested divorce — When parties are in agreement on every legal issue pertaining to their divorce, their divorce is considered uncontested. An uncontested divorce is typically less costly and less time consuming than a contested divorce.

While there are certainly many benefits to getting an uncontested divorce, a contested divorce can be relatively straightforward depending on the applicable legal issues that need resolving.

  • In California, parties must wait a minimum of six months from the date divorce proceedings commence in order to finalize a divorce. During that time, parties can work to settle all divorce-related legal matters (such as property division, child custody, child support, spousal support/alimony, etc.).

Avoiding Court in an Uncontested Divorce

If a divorce is truly uncontested, it is entirely possible to go through the divorce process without ever stepping foot into the courtroom. However, this is only possible when both parties are in agreement on every divorce-related legal matter. Talk to a lawyer from our firm to learn if this is an option for you.

Contact an Merced, California, Uncontested Divorce Agreement Attorney

To learn more about uncontested and contested divorce services in Merced County, please contact us to set up an appointment.