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Contested Divorce

Bowling Green Contested Divorce Attorney

Assisting Clients Through the Contested Divorce Process in Kentucky

Divorces can be lengthy and complex processes. If one or more issues cannot be settled independently by the spouses themselves, the divorce is considered to be contested. This usually means that the couple will need to go to court to resolve their differences or pursue mediation.

If you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse and need outside help to find a solution, call on a highly-qualified Bowling Green family law attorney from our firm who can protect your rights during divorce litigation so you are ensure the best settlement possible.

Smith & Wilcutt, LLC understands how difficult the divorce process can be, especially when there are multiple points of disagreement between the spouses. We provide honest and dedicated support to our clients and have been doing so for over 25 years. No matter how trying your divorce may seem, we can advise and represent you with compassion and protect your interests during your divorce.

What Issues Need To Be Resolved in Contested Divorces?

A contested divorce indicates there is disagreement about one or more issues pertaining to how the divorce is to work. Ask our attorneys how best to settle your disagreements in a timely manner.

Common areas of disagreement include:


If you are concerned about custody issues during court proceedings, you can seek a pendent lite for temporary orders of custody or begin child support.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorces

While it may be unrealistic for all divorces to be seamless and without controversy, divorces in general fall into two categories – contested and uncontested. With a "contested" divorce, the parties either disagree on the terms of the divorce or on getting a divorce in the first place. But, since Kentucky is a "no-fault" divorce state, anyone can obtain a divorce based on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown; therefore, the majority of contested divorces are adversarial because of the terms of the divorce.

Uncontested divorces are the opposite since the divorcing parties manage to compromise on the terms of the divorce and part their separate ways. The typical uncontested divorce will proceed through the courts system faster, it will be less complicated, and more affordable than a contested divorce.

Contact Our Bowling Green Contested Divorce Lawyer Today

Mediation is a private settlement session where spouses meet with an impartial third party mediator who works to help the couple reach an agreement on disputed issues rather than have them litigated.

If a settlement can be reached in mediation, an agreement can be drafted by the mediator and signed by the parties and their attorneys. Our Bowling Green family law attorneys can work alongside you either in court or a mediation scenario to keep you fully informed of your rights at all times.

Speak with our firm during your free consultation to discuss your needs with us!