What Happens In A Contested Divorce?

Divorce is never easy, but unfortunately, it can be especially difficult when the two parties cannot agree on the terms or even on the decision to get divorced at all. The best way to navigate this thorny legal landscape is with the guidance of an experienced lawyer — one who knows the law, the judges and the broader family law system. Family law attorney David Butts has more than 40 years of litigation and courtroom experience. He will help design a legal strategy that meets your needs.

What Is A Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce is emotionally charged, tremendously stressful and potentially psychologically and financially devastating. David Butts will be with you every step of the way, doing all that the law and ethics will allow to help you survive the ordeal and, hopefully, thrive if the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Most contested divorces in Mississippi are granted on the following grounds, in order of prevalence:

  1. Habitual cruel and inhumane treatment
  2. Irreconcilable differences
  3. Adultery
  4. Desertion

In a contested divorce, these issues must be addressed, either by negotiation and settlement or by the judge in the courtroom:

  1. Who is at fault?
  2. Who gets custody of the children? And what visitation does the noncustodial parent get?
  3. What is a fair division of assets acquired during the marriage?

At David Butts Law Firm, we can help you get these questions answered in the most favorable way possible. Trust and confidence in your attorney are musts. You'll find that, and more, if David Butts is your attorney.

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