Contested & Uncontested Cases

If you are planning to file for divorce in Florida or you have already been served notice that your spouse has filed against you, seek legal assistance from a divorce lawyer who is proficient in matters of divorce and family law.

Providing Seasoned Legal Counsel With Contested And Uncontested Divorces

Pensacola divorce attorney James M. Burns represents clients in Florida and Alabama. He will make sure that you understand every aspect of your family law claim so that you may make informed, intelligent decisions at every juncture. Regardless of whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested, you will want to ensure that your interests are protected at every step of the way.

Understanding Uncontested And Contested Divorces

Depending on your level of communication with your soon-to-be ex-spouse - and your ability to negotiate fairly - you may choose to seek a contested or an uncontested divorce. Although an uncontested divorce usually takes less time and involves less expense than a divorce that is contested, it is important to protect your interests, especially if there are disagreements.

  • Uncontested divorce: In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree on the division of property, spousal support payments and other details. At that point, Mr. Burns will draw up the agreement, and you and your spouse will go to court for a one-time hearing. However, you will still want to rely on legal skills to help ensure that what you have agreed to is legal and in your best interests, both now and in the future.
  • Contested divorce: If the divorce is contested, and your spouse either does not want the divorce or the two of you cannot come to an agreement on some or any of the terms, your divorce will probably take longer, and your family lawyer will need to be more involved. The legal skill and experience you will find in James M. Burns will help you to get a fair and just divorce settlement, just as he has for countless clients in both northwest Florida and southern Alabama.

Looking Out For Your Best Interests During Your Divorce

As a seasoned Florida divorce attorney, James M. Burns understands all too well that any divorce, whether contested or uncontested, is usually going to be an emotional and difficult time. That is why he is fully committed to providing you with the personalized attention you need and that your case deserves.

From his family law practice in Pensacola, Mr. Burns will serve as a strong and dependable ally so that you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you have a stalwart advocate who will aggressively pursue what is best for you, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your divorce.

Free Consultation ~ Experienced Counsel

Even in an uncontested divorce, choosing the right Florida divorce attorney to meet your legal needs is not a decision to be entered into lightly. Contact James M. Burns for a free initial consultation so that you can learn more, and you will discover why so many former clients refer others to our family law firm.

Schedule your free consultation by calling 850-462-8423, or simply fill out an online contact form. Do not wait to contact a divorce lawyer.