Contested Divorce

San Francisco Contested Divorce Lawyer

Navigating Complex Legal Battles in California

Divorce can become an emotionally challenging journey when a marriage reaches a point where reconciliation seems impossible and the differences between the spouses appear irreconcilable. At Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP, we specialize in guiding individuals through the intricate legal landscape of contested divorces in San Francisco. Our experienced team of attorneys recognizes the unique nature of every divorce case and is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific needs.

Call Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP today at (415) 539-0422 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our contested divorce attorney in San Francisco!

What is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce arises when spouses cannot agree on critical issues like property division, child custody, spousal support, and more. Unlike an uncontested divorce, where both parties mutually agree on the terms, a contested divorce involves negotiations, legal proceedings, and potentially even trial litigation to resolve the disputes.

In these situations, having skilled legal representation becomes paramount. Our attorneys at Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP are well-versed in the complexities of contested divorces. We approach each case strategically to protect your rights and achieve a resolution that aligns with your interests.

Common Issues in a Contested Divorce

Contested divorces often involve a range of challenging issues that require careful legal consideration and negotiation:

  • Property Division: The division of marital property can be a contentious aspect of divorce. We work diligently to ensure a fair distribution of assets and debts, considering factors such as the value of assets, contributions to the marriage, and individual financial circumstances.
  • Child Custody and Support: Custody arrangements and child support agreements must be established when children are involved. Our attorneys prioritize the well-being of your children and strive to create custody plans that are in their best interests.
  • Spousal Support: Determining alimony or spousal support can be complex. We leverage our legal expertise to advocate for fair spousal support arrangements based on the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial situation, and potential earning capacity.
  • Legal Procedures: Contested divorces often involve multiple legal proceedings, including hearings, negotiations, and potential trial litigation. Our seasoned attorneys are adept at navigating these processes and ensuring your rights are protected at every step.

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in California?

The duration of a contested divorce in California can vary widely based on several factors:

  • Complexity of Issues: The more intricate the issues to be resolved, the longer the process may take. High-stakes disputes over property, custody, and support can extend the timeline.
  • Negotiation Pace: The willingness of both parties to engage in constructive negotiation can significantly impact the timeline. The process may move more swiftly if both spouses are open to compromise.
  • Court Schedule: The availability of court dates and the court's caseload can influence the pace of proceedings. Some courts have busier schedules, which might lead to delays.
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Opting for mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods can expedite the process by promoting faster agreements on key issues.
  • Trial Litigation: If the case goes to trial due to irreconcilable disputes, it can substantially extend the divorce timeline.

Contact Our San Francisco Contested Divorce Attorney Today

Having the right legal representation can make all the difference in contested divorces. Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP's experienced team of divorce attorneys is dedicated to providing you with the support and advocacy you need during this challenging time. 

Contact Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your contested divorce in San Francisco!

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Highly Educated & Recognized for Excellence
  • We Have Certified Family Law Specialists
  • We Add Value for Our Clients