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Contested Divorce in Thousand Oaks

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When both spouses involved in a divorce agree to every single term and condition of the final divorce agreement, they are eligible to undergo an uncontested divorce. However, when a couple is unable to agree on one, two, or every term of a divorce, this is considered a contested divorce. It can be challenging for both parties to come to an agreement and it is typically necessary for each side to obtain legal representation from qualified lawyers.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, I am committed to protecting your rights and best interests in order to help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your divorce. With more than 35 years of experience, I can help you navigate the complexities of the divorce process while you prepare for the next chapter of your life.

Contested Divorce Proceedings

In most cases, contested divorce is often more difficult in comparison to an uncontested divorce because of the multiple factors that need to be addressed. The length of a case is typically long, taking several months or even years. If both parties are not able to come to a divorce agreement, then the court will make the decision for them.

The following are the various steps involved in a contested divorce in Thousand Oaks:

  • Prepare, file and serve the petition for divorce
  • Response to petition
  • Obtain the legal services of an attorney
  • Undergo the discovery process
  • Pre-trial motions and hearings
  • Agreement proposals and negotiations between both spouses and their lawyers
  • If settlement fails, preparation for court litigation
  • Complete a trial
  • If there is a dispute in the judge’s decision, then appeal

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A skilled Thousand Oaks family law attorney can review your case and determine all of your available legal options to get the results you desire. I devote my time and energy to my clients and prepared to provide effective legal solutions.

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Happy Clients

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

  • Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family.

    “I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate all your past services in completing my divorce and inter-spousal transfer deed! I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your expertise, patience, and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life.Thanks to you taking good care of my case, I refinanced my home in March of this year, and finally have the new deed in my name! This blessing is because you agreed to take my case and you and your staff completed the transaction through the end ... thank you! Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family I am very appreciative and wanted you to know.”

    Former Client

  • I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades.

    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.