Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce Empowering Clients To Take Back Control

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Indianapolis

Your Options in Divorce

If you want to file divorce, you have two options:

  • You can negotiate an out-of-court settlement agreement for your divorce
  • You can take the case before a family law judge for a fully trial in the courtroom

In either scenario, you need a proven attorney who can guide you through the process and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Come to Bowen & Associates, LLC, a boutique law firm where you can work with a lawyer who has more than a decade of experience helping people with issues similar to your own. Whether you are determined to pursue an uncontested divorce or fight it out in a courtroom, we are ready to put our skill and dedication to work for you.

Contact us online or call us at (317) 565-2221 to learn which type of divorce is the right fit for your situation.

The Advantages of Uncontested Divorce

It is almost always preferable to pursue an uncontested divorce if possible. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will work together to negotiate a set of agreements concerning matters such as:

The negotiated approach, also referred to as "no-court divorce," is advantageous because it allows the divorcing parties to remain in control over the process and decide the terms of the settlement agreement. In addition, it is:

  • more private
  • faster
  • more affordable
  • typically far less stressful

Our firm is well equipped to assist you with an uncontested divorce. Our lead attorney, Justin T. Bowen, is recognized for his skill in this field and has been named to the Indiana Directory of Registered Mediators, a list of registered domestic relations mediators maintained by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

The Advantages of Contested Divorce

In the event that your relationship has deteriorated to the point where you and your spouse cannot constructively work together, uncontested divorce may simply not be an option. Contested divorce, however, is not necessarily a worst-case scenario. One of the major advantages of contested divorce is that, because it takes place in a courtroom, it allows the parties to file motions for discovery. You will, for example, be able to compel your spouse to disclose any and all financial assets that may be hidden and to which you may have a claim.

Speak with a Lawyer at Bowen & Associates, LLC

Take the first step in your divorce now by contacting our office for a free case evaluation. We are ready to meet with you and answer all of your questions about the situation. While we always pursue an uncontested divorce whenever possible, we do not hesitate to fight for our clients in even the most hotly contested litigation. This may be an enormously stressful experience for you, but it is not one that you have to face alone. Let us help you!

What Sets Us Apart?

Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Time is money—and at our firm, we believe that efficient, responsive communication is essential to ensure our counsel is providing the highest value. We work diligently to create a nearly paperless office and prefer to handle almost all communication electronically.

  • Client Focused - Results Driven

    We aim to form long-term client relationships that will prove beneficial both now and in the future.  You can rest assured that when you retain our legal team, we will take the time to understand you and your case, and remain fully engaged from start to finish.

  • Creative Solutions to Meet Your Goals

    Imagination, excellence, and a passion for practical solutions contribute to our foundation. When you work with us, you can have confidence in the fact that we will be doing everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Big-City Experience, Small-Firm Atmosphere

    Our firm may be small, but our team is known for getting results by maintaining a strong commitment to being practical and sensible. We provide personalized legal solutions and the supportive assistance you deserve. 

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Our Results Speak for Themselves
    I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!

    “I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!”

    - Desiree S.
    The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.

    “I called Justin Bowen because I needed an attorney for my recent DUI and being a RN that only complicated things. I was very anxious about the whole ordeal. The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.”

    - Kelly W.
    One of the best lawyers I have dealt with concerning family issues.

    “I retained Justin for a protection order that my daughter's father had filed against me. Justin showed up and showed outputting his skills of many years of knowing the law to work. The frustration on my daughter's father's face was very pleasing to see.”

    - Lakia B.
    They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement.

    “Being a father trying to get custody of your child is an extremely difficult process and they were both very patient in explaining all of my options and what costs/benefits were associated with these options. They never stopped working, even up to the last”

    - Nick E.
    She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation calm.

    “I was referred to Justin by a friend who went through a divorce shortly before my own. She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation ...”

    - Muhammad Y.

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