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Helping You Through A Contested Divorce

Many couples come to an agreement on all aspects of their divorce and complete the process quickly. When there are complicated issues surrounding child custody, support and property division, however, it is understandable if you cannot agree on everything. In these cases, you may have to file for a contested divorce.

While this sounds intimidating, the right attorney can help guide you through the process as painlessly as possible. At Dwire Law Offices, our experienced contested divorce attorney has decades of experience assisting clients in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee find a resolution in their contested divorce.

What Happens In A Contested Divorce?

If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement before your initial case management conference (ICMC) with a judge, you will then head to alternative dispute resolution. This could either be through the Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) program or through mediation.

There are differences in what can be accomplished through ENE and mediation. We can work with you to help you decide which is the best course to take in your particular case. If you opt out of ENE, we can represent you in mediation with your spouse. You can count on your lawyer to help you craft a plan that works best for your situation.

If you and your spouse cannot agree, we will work with opposing counsel in mediation to try and forge an agreement that everyone can live with. Remember that there are advantages to avoiding a trial. You and your spouse are both more likely to come to an agreement that you can be satisfied with.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Dakota County Contested Divorce Attorney

Call Dwire Law Offices today at 952-232-0179 if you have questions about a contested divorce. Rest assured that you will be working with an attorney who understands the process and can help you get through this emotional time. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our Lakeville office.