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Nebraska Contested & Litigated Divorce Attorneys

What Is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce, also known as a litigated divorce, typically involves each spouse retaining their own attorney, filing a case with the Court before any agreements are reached, and going through the standard steps of a divorce case as dictated by the court. A litigated divorce may or may not require formal discovery and the use of experts, which can be helpful to parties in seeking the truth. A litigated divorce may result in a trial, with smaller hearings along the way, but settlement is almost always on the table. While a litigated divorce can be the most expensive and time-consuming type of divorce, there are many times when it is truly the only good option for a client. The attorneys at Nebraska Legal Group are trained for this type of divorce and will walk their client through this tough time and seek the maximum protections and benefits for him or her every step of the way.

Unmatched Legal Representation in Nebraska

Unlike what you see on television, great litigation attorneys do not shoot from the hip. Rather, it is most often the most prepared attorney who gets great results for their clients, and that preparation starts long before your attorney gets into the courtroom. Our attorneys strive to always be the most prepared in the courtroom. This is what we are known for in the legal community, and this is how we achieve great results in our clients’ cases.

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Pre-Trial Preparation

Before ever going to court, your attorney needs to understand the law that applies to your case. Most of the time, the law that applies is straightforward and already known to the attorneys. Sometimes, however, novel legal issues can arise and the attorneys will have to conduct extensive legal research to understand how the law applies to the particular facts in your case.

Another critical phase of pre-trial preparation is ensuring that witnesses that will be called to testify on your behalf (including you) are fully prepared and that the attorney is fully prepared to cross-examine any witnesses that will be called against you (mainly your spouse).

When it’s time for trial, our attorneys are always ready with the correct law and with fully prepared witnesses.

Courtroom Mastery

When you actually get into court is when you will see your attorney’s true talent (or lack of talent) for the first time. This is why it is so important to hire a lawyer with trial experience if it seems likely that your case will go to trial. Conducting effective direct and cross-examinations, handling evidence and objections, and effectively communicating how the law applies to the facts in your case are all talents a great trial lawyer must-have. The attorneys at our firm have both the training and practical experience that can secure the results you need in your case.

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What is a litigated Divorce?

A litigated divorce is a divorce that is started with no agreements as to the form or process of the proceedings. One party files a Petition that is served on the other party, who has thirty days to respond, and who often files a counter-petition. The parties then start the formal process of discovery and file any motions that need to be heard by the court. Even though a divorce may start as a litigated divorce, it is important to know that the vast majority of litigated divorces are nonetheless resolved through settlement.

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