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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I will be walking into mediation with my son's father feeling as prepared as possible.

    “I hired Andrea to consult me on a child custody case. She talked me through the whole process thoroughly and explained what you expect as well as how I can best present myself. I am grateful for her assistance.”

    Britney

  • She listened carefully to my concerns, provided a great deal of very helpful information and advised me on the best way to organize and proceed with my case.

    “Andrea responded immediately to my request for assistance and set up an appointment within a few days of our first contact. Overall, she was very thorough and professional.”

    Liz

  • I left our appointment feeling empowered and capable of negotiating the divorce and child custody process.

    “She had genuine concern for me and my children at a time where it often felt like nobody was looking out for us. Andrea was also very flexible with scheduling and offered solutions on how to work with my budget.”

    Tori