In an ideal situation, both parties amicably agree to a divorce, settle on all the terms, and move on with their lives. This however, is not always the case. Divorce can be fraught with volatile emotions that can make negotiating, even communicating, nearly impossible. This can even be exacerbated when there are children involved.
In instances in which a couple cannot get on the same page, the divorce usually moves to litigation. That is, the couple has forfeited their opportunity to find agreement and a judge will now preside over the divorce, its terms, and the final decisions.
Litigations can be a necessary process to complete and move on from a divorce. They're adversarial in nature, with many steps, requirements, and procedures, and call for the counsel of a diligent Monmouth County divorce lawyer. Call the Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC for free consultation and a healthy start to this process.
More so than other divorce resolutions, litigation has a number of stages and requirements the couple must go through. Because they cannot agree on terms, each party must prepare thorough documentation and arguments to present the judge overseeing the trial.
The litigation process consists of:
Like criminal trials, appeals are usually possible in divorce litigations if one party feels they've been misrepresented or misunderstood during the trial process. Our team is well-versed in each of these steps and knows how to navigate even the most devastated clients to a favorable outcome.
Along with being adversarial and involved, litigations can unfortunately be long. Couples often become frustrated and emotionally exhausted by the process. This is normal, but in these cases, it's critical to be able to lean on vigilant legal counsel to see the litigation through to a resolution. At the Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC, this is the kind of sensitive, but assertive service we've built our reputation on.
If you are about to move on to divorce litigation, contact our experienced Monmouth County litigation lawyers today.