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How An Orange County Divorce Lawyer From Nelson Kirkman Can Assist With High-Stakes Divorces

Divorce is never easy, but having the right legal counsel can make it much easier. Nelson Kirkman has served the Orange County area since 1998. Our partner attorneys are board-certified family law specialists, giving our legal team an exemplary level of knowledge regarding concerns such as:

Our divorce lawyers’ goals are to accomplish your goals. We do this through cost-efficient and timely methods designed to advocate for your rights while preserving amicability as much as possible.

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Differences Between A Contested Divorce And Uncontested Divorce

We can classify divorce into two broad categories: contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, spouses disagree on one or more significant issues. The most frequently contested issues include child support, alimony and asset division. If spouses do not find compromises to these issues, the case will likely require a divorce trial. However, uncontested divorces involve spouses working together, often in mediation sessions, to find mutually satisfactory resolutions outside of court.

Understanding Bifurcated Divorce In California

California has a unique approach to divorce. The court will dissolve your marriage – effectively rendering you single – before issuing a final verdict on matters such as child custody or spousal maintenance. This allows spouses to move forward with their lives as single people while awaiting a court order for related issues.

The Benefits Of Hiring A Divorce Attorney For Your Case

Even with an uncontested or bifurcated divorce, you may face additional challenges that you do not anticipate. If you try to handle a divorce on your own, the expenses of the court proceedings, alternative dispute resolution and litigation can quickly become even more expensive than if you had entrusted your case with an attorney from the beginning. Our family law attorneys understand local and state regulations inside and out, allowing us to guide you through the process efficiently. We also advocate for your rights – including in a trial, if needed – to protect your right to an equitable divorce order.

Discuss Divorce And More With Our Caring Team

Whether you are considering a divorce, or you have already filed, Nelson Kirkman can represent you at every step. To schedule an initial consultation with a divorce attorney, please call our Newport Beach office at 949-430-6952 or send us an email.