It is always better to negotiate a settlement, but it isn't always possible. While many divorces can be handled collaboratively or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, others are more complicated. When the opposing side (your spouse and his/her attorney) is not being reasonable or negotiating in good faith, you need a lawyer who has experience handling contested divorces.

What Is A Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce is one in which you and your spouse disagree about the divorce, or about any of the terms of the divorce — such as child custody or division of assets. In such cases, it is crucial to choose an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you protect your interests. Negotiation is always the first step, but if differences of opinion cannot be resolved, you will need a trial lawyer who can represent you in court — so it is best to work with a successful litigator from the start.

The Skills To Help You Resolve Your Differences

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP is a multidisciplinary law firm based in New York City. We also have three other offices, and experience serving international clients. Family law clients benefit from our excellent record of courtroom success, and from our commitment to personal attention at the partner level. Perhaps most importantly, we are thoroughly knowledgeable about numerous areas of law: New York matrimonial law, but also business law, real estate law, tax and estate law, and much more.

The breadth of our skills and knowledge allow us to handle any issues that might arise in your divorce case, and is particularly useful to high-asset professionals and business owners. We can help you protect your assets, and work with industry professionals to uncover hidden assets during the discovery phase of your divorce. No case is too complex for our attorneys.

Schedule Your Exploratory Consultation

To learn more about how our firm can help you through this difficult transition, and help you minimize emotional and financial costs associated with divorce, call 866-716-3813 or email CPS&S today.