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Contested Divorce

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By nature, divorces can be complicated and sometimes messy. When a couple decides to end a marriage, there are a lot of emotions and history involved. One cannot simply ignore the past, especially if the reason for the divorce is particularly hurtful. Divorces can evoke anger, bitterness, and sometimes bring out the worst in people. An individual can use divorce proceedings to hurt their ex. Sometimes, couples simply cannot agree on issues during the matter. This case refers to a contested divorce. Contested divorces occur when one or both parties in a marriage cannot come to an agreement on all divorce matters.

All of these issues must be determined before a divorce is finalized. Most California courts will not rule on a divorce until a couple has settled everything. This can be complicated when spouses contest one or all decisions. That is why, if you are going through a difficult divorce, you will need a divorce attorney who is willing to fight aggressively on your behalf.

If you know your ex will put up a fight during your divorce, the first thing you should do is hire an experienced Attorney. At Aruna P. Rodrigo, Attorney at Law, we have a family law specialist who has an extensive knowledge and vast experience in contested divorces.

If you and your ex are going through a contested divorce, here are some steps you will need to take:

  • Meet with an attorney and come up with a game plan
  • Serve your spouse with a divorce petition
  • Have your spouse respond to the petition
  • Accumulate information for both parties about assets, property, etc.
  • Try to come up with a settlement
  • Go to trial
  • In some cases, invoke post-trial motions
  • In some cases, file an appeal

In a contested divorce, you need someone who understands the legal system and the San Bernardino courts. Our lawyer does. We take the time to get to know our clients and truly understand their needs. This allows us to better represent them in the courtroom.

If you are ready to take the next step in your divorce, contact our San Bernardino Lawyer today for a free consultation.

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  • I am so grateful to have found someone who takes interest in his clients and cares.

    “Mr. Rodrigo is one of few attorneys who is very attentive to detail and what is in the best interest of his clients. He makes time for you, is quick to return phone calls and emails, and gets the job done with efficiency.”

    Rachel Bello

  • He is a very confident attorney despite the complexity of the case and shows up READY!

    “Aruna is a true professional! He was quick to prepare on such short notice; organized, punctual and calm under pressure. He has equal amounts of empathy as he does fight.”

    Sari De La Cerra

  • Mr. Rodrigo has been a godsend and I can't thank him enough for all that he's done.

    “I know how difficult it is to find a new attorney to handle such personal matters in your life so I feel fortunate to have engaged him.”

    J Kim

  • He will work until he gets the best outcome for your case.

    “He will work until he gets the best outcome for your case.”

    Briana Gastelum

  • Aruna Rodrigo provides some of the best law services around.

    “I've had many informative consultations with Aruna, and always received more then I expected. Aruna is responsive, thorough, and made sure I had complete understanding of my options.”

    Darrel Gomez

Why Work With
Aruna P. Rodrigo?

  • More Than 10 Years of Legal Experience
  • Selected to Super Lawyers®
  • Personalized, Client-Centered Approach
  • Outstanding Legal & Negotiating Skills
  • Specifically Focused on Family Law & Estate Planning