In some situations, divorcing couples cannot resolve conflict through mediation or negotiations. Such cases must be litigated. Although litigation is most costly and often the least efficient way of resolution, it is sometimes the only option.
High-conflict divorces are characterized by intense emotions, disputes over various issues, and a significant degree of acrimony between the parties involved. Our duties encompass a wide range of responsibilities and challenges.
Here’s a detailed overview of what your experience as a divorce lawyer in high-conflict cases might entail:
We carefully listen to your client’s concerns, history, and goals.
Assess the level of conflict and understand the specific issues that are causing disputes.
Based on our assessment, we create a tailored legal strategy. This might involve litigation, mediation, negotiation, or a combination of these methods.
We prepare you for what to expect during the divorce process and outline the potential outcomes.
High conflict divorces often end up in court. We would draft legal documents, such as petitions, responses, and motions, and represent you in court hearings.
We have handled contentious issues like child custody, property division, alimony, and child support.
Our goals are to facilitate communication between the parties, managing emotions, and helping you find common ground are crucial skills
In high-conflict cases, child custody disputes are often the most emotionally charged. We would work to ensure that the best interests of the children are prioritized.
Calculating and negotiating child support and visitation schedules can be complex in such cases.
Equitable division of marital property can be contentious. Our experience would involve valuing assets, handling disputes over what is considered marital property, and ensuring a fair distribution.
Determining the appropriate amount and duration of alimony is often a source of conflict. Our role would involve assessing your needs and advocating for your financial security.
In situations involving domestic violence or threats, we may need to secure restraining orders or protective orders to ensure your safety.
High-conflict divorces can be emotionally draining for you. We are trained to offer emotional support and connect you with mental health professionals when necessary.
Throughout the process, we vigorously advocate for your interests while maintaining professionalism and adhering to ethical standards.
We spend a significant amount of time researching case law, statutes, and legal precedents to build a strong case for you.
High-conflict divorce cases often involve complex legal and psychological issues. We know that staying current with the latest laws and legal strategies is crucial.
We manage the financial aspects of your case, helping you understand the costs associated with the divorce process and any potential cost-saving alternatives.
Maintaining ethical standards is essential, even in the face of intense conflicts.
In litigation, the skill, experience and effectiveness of the attorneys are of paramount importance. The attorneys representing you should possess the ability to clearly educate clients. They should have a thorough knowledge of the law and of procedure and evidence. They should have the ability to unravel complex financial issues. And they should be able to authoritatively and convincingly to present your case to the court.