When a couple makes the decision to get a divorce, there are a wide array of factors that must be taken into consideration in order for each spouse to go their separate ways. Some couples are able to quickly and easily make these decisions and the divorce can be finalized within a number of weeks. However, there are many couples that don’t agree on how things should be divided. When a couple does not agree, the matter is considered to be contested.
Some of the factors that are most often contested are those involving assets or the couple’s children. Both spouses may believe that they should get the house or they may believe they should be the custodial parent. If the couple can’t make this decision amongst themselves, the court may have to make it for them. If the couple is in disagreement over child custody, where they both want to be the custodial parent, the court will make the decision for them based on what they think is in the best interest of the child. The court may even assign joint or shared custody to the parents if they believe this is for the best.
Many couples may also contest the issue of spousal support in a divorce. One spouse may say that they are eligible for spousal support because they contributed more money throughout the marriage. The other spouse may argue that this was only because they took time off of work to raise children. The court will take this information and determine what the best solution is.
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