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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 Family Law Advocacy Group, 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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  • Family Law Advocacy Group provides some of the best law services around.

    “My attorney is responsive, thorough, and made sure I had complete understanding of my options. And, to those whom are reading this, don't go to court without him. And for those who find themselves at the opposite table of Family Law Advocacy Group, PRAY...”

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  • Family Law Advocacy Group has been a godsend and I can't thank them enough for all that they've 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 them.”

    J Kim

  • They will work until they get the best outcome for your case.

    “They are very caring, compassionate and understanding. Family Law Advocacy Group puts themselves in your shoes. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!”

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

    “Family Law Advocacy Group has some of the few attorneys who are very attentive to detail and what is in the best interest of their clients.”

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  • They are very confident attorneys despite the complexity of the case and show up READY!

    “Family Law Advocacy Group are true professionals! They were quick to prepare on such short notice; organized, punctual and calm under pressure. They have equal amounts of empathy as they do fight.”

    Sari De La Cerra

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Aruna P. Rodrigo?

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