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Legal Representation

No one should feel scared or threatened by going to court. But in order to resolve your case, you will need to cooperate, make careful decisions, and learn about the legal process.

We can help you in this process. Our litigation practice is based on a deep understanding of the law, an appreciation for how decisions can affect you long-term, and our ability to stay objective even in the most emotional cases.

Contested Matters

When people decide to divorce, they may want to avoid the cost and stress of a long, drawn-out court battle. However, even with good intentions, couples can find themselves in formal litigation if their spouse or former partner is unwilling to cooperate in the settlement process.

This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as hatred, self-interest, or a desire for vengeance. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to understand what contested divorce is and how it works.

Contested divorce occurs when the parties involved are unable to reach an agreement on one or more issues related to their divorce, such as child custody, property division, or spousal support. When this happens, the couple must go through the court system to have a judge make a decision on these disputed matters.

This process can be lengthy and expensive, and it’s often emotionally charged. If you’re facing a contested divorce, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you navigate this difficult process.

At Austin+Koffron, we understand that litigation can be a stressful and emotionally charged process. However, we also know that it is often necessary in order to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. That’s why we take a methodical and objective approach to every case we handle.

We begin with a strong foundation of legal knowledge and understanding of the long-term effects of different decisions. Then, we work closely with our clients to develop a litigation plan that takes their unique circumstances into account. By taking this approach, we ensure that our clients have the best possible chance of achieving a favorable outcome.

Not every family needs a courtroom to resolve disputes.  But if yours does, contact us to set up a consultation.

Uncontested Matters

What exactly is an uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse agree on all the issues of a divorce. This includes potentially contentious things like child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, a division of assets and debts, tax issues, and any other issue involving your marriage.

An uncontested divorce can be faster and cheaper than a traditional divorce, and it often causes less stress for everyone involved.

If you have children, an uncontested divorce can help to minimize the impact on them.

If you’ve come to an agreement with your spouse or partner, you’ll have to put it in writing. But unless you’re a lawyer, this is not a task that you’re likely familiar with.

The stakes are high—you want to be sure that your rights are protected and that the agreement will be enforceable if it ever needs to be. That’s why it makes sense to seek the help of a legal professional.

A lawyer can help you draft documents that accurately reflect your agreement and protect your rights. And if there are ever any questions or disputes about the agreement, you’ll have someone on your side who knows the law and can advocate for you. So don’t be afraid to seek legal help when it comes time to finalize your agreement. It doesn’t mean you’re “lawyering up”—it just means you’re being smart about protecting your rights.

If you think an uncontested divorce is the right move for you, Austin+Koffron can help you understand what this entails and how to take the next step.

 

• Custody and visitation
• Divorce
• Domicile disputes
• Guardianship disputes
• Interim/emergent issue mediation
• International child custody disputes
• Jurisdictional disputes
• Parenting time
• Paternity actions
• Post-Judgment matters
• School choice disputes
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• Child support
• Conservatorship disputes
• Contempt and Show Cause matters
• Interim/emergent issue mediation
• Jurisdictional disputes
• Post-Judgment matters
• Probate matters
• Property distribution disputes
• Spousal support (alimony)
• Trust disputes
• Will contests
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