What is the process for filing for a contested divorce in Alabama?
Getting a contested divorce in Alabama can be a complicated process, but don’t worry – the team at The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates is here to help!
Here’s a general rundown of the process:
File a Complaint for Divorce: You’ll start by filing a complaint with the court, which will include information about your marriage and the reasons for seeking a divorce.
Serve Your Spouse: Your spouse must be notified of the divorce proceedings, which is typically done through a process server.
Respond to the Complaint: Your spouse will have an opportunity to respond to the complaint you filed. They can either agree with the divorce or contest it.
Discovery: If your spouse contests the divorce, you’ll enter into a period of discovery. This is where both sides gather information and evidence to support their case.
Mediation: Alabama courts often require couples to attend mediation in an attempt to reach a settlement agreement.
Trial: If a settlement can’t be reached, the case will go to trial and a judge will make a final decision.
This process can take several months or even longer, so it’s important to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side every step of the way.
Our onboarding team would be happy to discuss your options and help guide you through the process. You can reach us at 256-859-7277.
Just remember, the information provided is general and may not apply to your specific case. It’s always best to consult with an attorney to get accurate information about your situation.