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Pasadena & Beverly Hills Contested Divorce Lawyer

Legal Representation in Contested Divorce

If you and your ex-spouse are unable to come to agreements on the major decisions in your divorce, including such matters as child custody and property division, you will find yourself in a contested divorce. At this point, you need to seek the support of a skilled Pasadena divorce lawyer who can help you avoid the potential for drawn-out legal battles that can be both emotionally and financially draining. Once you have decided to file for divorce, you should do everything you can to reach an equitable settlement as soon as possible and spare yourself and your children the upset of a lengthy struggle.

Whenever possible, it is preferable to attempt a settlement through mediation. A contested divorce is more likely to go to trial than an uncontested divorce, and in this situation, the judge will make the final decision on any questions regarding child support, visitation, asset division and debt division. When you do go to trial, you will be relieved to have an experienced attorney who can represent you and fight to see that the final settlement works to your favor.

Divorce Attorney Pasadena & Beverly Hills

If you want caring and effective help with a contested divorce, come to The Graves Law Firm. The firm can assist you with any situation you might face in resolving matters between you and your former spouse. The firm will work diligently to see that your unique goals are met, and they have the experience to resolve high-pressure situations, such as high net-worth divorce and relocation of children. Contested divorces often consume vast amounts of time and energy, but with the right lawyer, you can finalize matters swiftly.

Contact a contested divorce lawyer to learn more about what you can do to avoid the expenses associated with contested divorce.

Read what our past clients have to say about us

    “I would recommend her to anyone.”
    I used Ms. Graves services for my divorce last year and I found her and her staff to be very efficient. Sometimes when I was worried about something she would calm me down and say that everything was going to be OK. She was right every time. I would recommend her to anyone. She is a very good lawyer! Sabrina, her assistant, is great at responding quickly when you have a question. Thank you both for your services! - Sandra Castaneda
    - Sandra Castaneda
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    When I came to see Demetria for the first time, I was confused and scared. However, Demetria has always been honest and straightforward about what I should expect. Her composed and serene demeanor inspires comfort and confidence. She is always responsive to my needs and resolved my questions and concerns very quickly - and there are many! She truly has been a breath of sanity in a sea of Chaos. - Eliot Trainer
    - Eliot Trainer
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    I chose Attorney Demetria Graves for my divorce attorney based on what she said that she would try to accomplish for me. Well, all I can say is that she definitely delivered, and I am - once again- in control of my life. Thanks Demetria! - Ton Nelson
    - Ton Nelson
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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Demetria for the excellent work I received from her firm. When I first came to her office with my child custody case, I was distraught and afraid of what was to come in the months ahead. She was considerate and compassionate and best of all she gave me hope, which I had not received from any other attorney. I can not thank Demetria enough for the strength and guidance she provided me. I was very pleased with the results of my case, and highly recommend her firm. - Aurora
    - Aurora
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    At each of our meetings the interest Demetria took, coupled with the way she listened to my personal situation gave her the facts she needed to produce an excellent strategy that proved to be invaluable and ultimately brought us success in court. That was such a happy day for me. One that I have replayed in my mind time and time again. I would definitely, without hesitation, retain Demetria again if any situation arose in my life where I needed legal assistance because she is a brilliant attorney armed with an essence of quality, professionalism and who gets results! - Charlesetta M. Long
    - Charlesetta M. Long
    “Ms. Graves was there to assist, advise and guide me through this very difficult time. She offered more than just legal counsel; she gave me a heads up as to what I might expect to see plus ways to handle the situations and people.”
    I came into Attorney Graves office as I imagine most do, at one of the worst times in my life. I was full of anger and questions, and I needed help. Demetria started answering my questions, and immediately helped me understand the process and the best ways to get through it. Ms. Graves was there to assist, advise and guide me through this very difficult time. She offered more than just legal counsel; she gave me a heads up as to what I might expect to see plus ways to handle the situations and people. She was there to help me get the best results, and came through every time, including helping me retain custody of my three kids. I have already recommended her to several people and will continue to do so. - Brian Beck
    - Brian Beck
    “Working with both Sabrina and Demetria was great!”
    I was going through a difficult time financially and was unsure about filing bankruptcy partly because of the complexity of it and mainly because of the social ramifications of doing so. Working with both Sabrina and Demetria was great! When there was something I didn't understand (even if they had to repeat themselves on numerous occasions), I was always treated with both respect and patience as they explained what it was I didn't grasp. I was even encouraged to meet Demetria so as to sit down and answer any final questions before she filed my paperwork. Even after the BK was discharged, they encouraged me to call if I had any more questions - which I did. They are a class-act to follow. I highly recommend anyone, who is contemplating filing a bankruptcy, to give their office a call and consult with Demetria so as to explore your options. It will be one of the most important phone calls in your financial life! - LS
    - LS
    “I am very appreciative of her efforts and will most definitely call her should I need her services again.”
    I cannot express enough my gratitude for the efforts made to my case. Demetria was truly attentive, patient and essentially was able to close my case with ease. I am very appreciative of her efforts and will most definitely call her should I need her services again. - John Williams
    - John Williams

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