While the attorneys at Mitchell Law Group strive to conclude family law proceedings by agreement in order to minimize conflict between the parties, we are certainly experienced and successful in litigating contested issues that exist in a particular case. Because multiple attorneys in our practice have served in judicial capacities in local courts, we are able to account for a judge’s perspective and prepare our clients’ cases accordingly.

The typical timeline for fully litigated dissolution/paternity matters can involve a two phase process which may include a preliminary and final hearing. Preliminary hearings can be requested by either party to establish preliminary orders. Preliminary orders may address custody, parenting time, child support, maintenance or any other necessary issues, and typically remain effective until final hearing. At the final hearing, the judge renders a final judgment as to property division and any and all other contested matters. Attorneys at Mitchell Law Group are mindful that the court system is largely unfamiliar to the general public, and are therefore committed to educating our clients through this process step-by-step.

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