Gainesville, Florida Divorce Lawyer
Gainesville, Florida Divorce Attorney
Law Office of Jennifer K. Curcio
2835 NW 41st Street, Suite 240
Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: (352) 327-1201
Facsimile: (352) 792-1330
Law Office of Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio - Family Law Attorney
Contested Divorce
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A contested divorce is the traditional approach to divorce and the style that many people first think of when considering divorce. It commences with one party being served with "divorce papers" (A petition for dissolution of marriage). Once service is made, there are certain deadlines that begin to run. For instance, the respondent (person served) has twenty days to file an answer. If you are served, you should retain counsel with enough time for that counsel to file the appropriate responses. The next step is discovery and negotiation. Most judicial circuits require an attempt at mediation prior to setting any hearings or trial. There may be temporary support issues, children issues or discovery issues that would require court hearings prior to trial. If parties do not settle at mediation, then a trial is scheduled. At trial, both sides present their evidence and testimony to the court and the judge makes a decision.

To arrange a confidential consultation please call Jennifer at 352.327.1201

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