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Contested Divorces

Divorce is one of the most tragic occurrences that an individual can experience. Whether you are the party who wants the divorce, or you feel like you have been blindsided by your spouse’s request for a divorce, we are here to help. We understand that this is an emotional time for you, and we are here to provide compassionate legal support.

At the Law offices of Parker Edmiston, we are an experienced law firm sensitive to the emotions and needs of our clients. With more than 20 years of experience we know the law, legal processes and potential outcomes of your case. We focus a large part of our legal practice on family matters and take pride in providing clients with cost-effective services. Contact our offices for more information about the process by calling 256-259-0834 or 256-519-5900.

What is a Contested Divorce?

There are two types of divorces contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree to all the terms at the outset of the divorce. While your divorce may start as contested, it is possible to reach an agreement later in the divorce. That is why it is important to have an experienced attorney assisting you. It heightens your chance of reaching a solution sooner, avoiding litigation and lessening the costs when possible.

How Does a Contested Divorce Work?

A contested divorce starts when one spouse files a Complaint for Divorce with the Circuit Court of your county of residence. These documents are served on the other spouse, who is then given thirty days to file an answer to the Complaint. This is a critical time and you must have an experienced attorney.

The parties fail to reach an agreement, the judge must decide on the terms of the divorce. If you are served with a divorce complaint contact our office immediately to discuss your legal options.

Contact Our Law Office

If you need a lawyer to help with your family law matter, contact our law firm to schedule an appointment by filling out the contact form online or by calling our Scottsboro Office at 256-259-0834 or our Huntsville Office at 256-519-5900.


Our Location

209 South Market Street, Suite 101
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
(256) 259-0834 Telephone
(256) 259-0845 Facsimile

7027 Old Madison Pike, Suite 108
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
(256) 519-5900 Telephone


Law Offices of Parker Edmiston