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When Divorce Litigation Would Be Necessary

Divorce litigation refers to a court action that occurs when a couple wishes to divorce but cannot agree on the terms of their separation. If both spouses are unable to reach a settlement agreement on their own, litigation would be necessary. However, if the couple can negotiate an agreement, no litigation need occur. The lawyers would simply draft the agreement and present it to the court.

If the parties cannot agree on issues such as spousal support, child custody, or the distribution of their property, a judge will make these decisions. During litigation, both spouses will be asked to present evidence—which may be in the form of expert witnesses, testimony, or financial documents. The court will then consider this evidence to make a determination on the contested matters of the divorce.

Litigation: The Traditional Approach to Divorce

If you and your spouse are unable to compromise on important issues like child custody, child support, or property division, you may be headed down the path to the courthouse.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind about divorce litigation:

  • Your divorce can take months or years to resolve
  • Litigation is the most expensive form of divorce
  • Divorce litigation requires you to appear in court
  • You will need to hire a New York divorce attorney
  • All important decisions will be made by a judge

In some cases, litigation is simply unavoidable; however, you should know that you have choices. At Lois M. Brenner, Esq., we can help you decide if litigation, negotiation, or mediation is right for you and help you avoid going to court.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation with Lois Brenner Today

Lois M. Brenner, Esq. is a nationally recognized divorce attorney, highly respected litigator, accredited mediator, and psychologically trained medical professional with decades of experience. If you are searching for a divorce lawyer who will fight for you, look no further than Lois Brenner. Our team has been serving New York City families for more than 35 years, helping them obtain the best possible results.

Call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. today at (646) 663-4546 to schedule your initial consultation.

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