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Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce Attorney in La Mesa

Protecting Your Rights & Interests

If you have received a petition for divorce from your spouse but disagree with what they are requesting, then you have the right to contest. In a contested divorce, you can either disagree on everything that your spouse is asking of you, or you can agree on some issues and leave the other issues for a judge to decide on.

As a La Mesa divorce attorney, I provide legal services to help you decide what is best for you and your future. As such, I first encourage both parties to try a collaborative approach to divorce in an attempt to resolve any issues and hopefully reach a settlement that is agreed by both parties. I have years of experience helping individuals find a middle ground that works in the best interests of all parties involved, and my goal is always to find out exactly what you want and then do everything in my power to achieve this – inside and/or outside of the family courtroom.

To find out how I can represent your interests, call my office at (619) 304-8499.

Responding to Divorce or Separation

If you’ve been served divorce papers, filing a response requires you to take the following steps:

  • First, you must fill out a response as the respondent
  • Make two copies of the forms for yourself and the petitioner
  • File your forms with the court clerk within 30 days of being served with the petition
  • You must have someone serve a copy of the papers to your spouse
  • Then, have the server fill out a proof of service form

Aggressive Divorce Litigation Counsel in San Diego, Lemon Grove, La Mesa & El Cajon, CA

Filling out the paperwork and completing every step in the process is vital to ensuring that you get a favorable result. With my services as a La Mesa divorce lawyer, you can feel confident that you have completed every step correctly. Whether you need me to review your forms, or are looking for legal representation throughout the entire process, I'm able to give you the help you need.

With only 30 days to file your response, you cannot afford to wait. Give me a call today at (619) 304-8499.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • She listened very well, patiently helped me understand my next steps, and provided me with good resources.

    “I consulted with Andrea on my difficult child custody case. She listened very well, patiently helped me understand my next steps, and provided me with good resources.”

    Brian Hansen

  • Andrea put my mind to rest.

    “When overwhelmed and worried about what my rights where Andrea put my mind to rest. She made me feel comfortable and advised me on what next steps I should take to make sure everyone is covered in this unfortunate situation. Thank you !”

    Bianca

  • The court sided in my favor and I owe this to Andrea.

    “I needed to meet with her and she saw me within a day of calling her. She actually answered the phone and some of my questions while at Disneyland with her kids. She also prepared me for the mediation.”

    Paulina

  • Great Attorney in a difficult time

    “I utilized Andrea's legal services to help me resolve a difficult and bitter child visitation dispute. Andrea was able to successfully make in-roads on a new visitation agreement that both parties could support. I am extremely pleased that Andrea was able to resolve my legal matter within the 45-day deadline I put forth. Although I hope not to have to return to court for another family related matter, however if I did, I would strongly consider retaining Andrea services in the future. Andrea is a true professional and will get the "job" done.”

    Marcel

  • Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients.

    “Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients. Professional excellence! Keep up the great work and thank you for caring enough to get my husband started on his journey.”

    Shirley