When a divorce remains contested, yes, the ultimate end will be in a trial where a judge will decide the ultimate disposition of your assets, debts, property, and other terms of your divorce.
This is the most difficult way spouses to end their marriages, and also the most expensive, so the process includes several stages of conferences where terms are discussed between the parties, their legal teams, and the judge.
If terms can be reached through negotiation, a trial can be avoided, and you and your spouse will have greater control over the final settlement.
Not all divorces can be resolved through negotiation, and not all contested divorces have to go to trial.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get what you want in a divorce. Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.