Divorce Litigation & Modifications
Advocacy from Our Sacramento Divorce Lawyers
Litigation is the traditional manner of handling disputes. Each person retains an attorney who assists him or her in obtaining a legal judgment. Litigation utilizes the court system, whereby a case is taken to trial if a settlement is not reached through negotiations. In litigation, the attorney’s role is to advocate for his or her client.
If you believe that litigation is the only option for your divorce, or you need to re-approach the court to seek a modification, then our firm is ready to hear from you. At Perkovich Law Offices, our dedicated and award-winning Sacramento family lawyers have successfully navigated thousands of divorce and family law cases, including those that required litigation. We know what it takes to assert our clients' rights and interests in the courtroom and how to diligently seek a swift and favorable resolution on their behalf.
When Litigation Is the Only Way
Litigation is necessary in divorce cases where one person is unwilling to share information or actively hides information, or when one person is unable to express his or her interests, where there is a material question of fact or law that needs to be decided in court, or when settlement is not possible.
In litigation, your attorney:
- Communicates directly with opposing counsel on the case
- Gathers information
- Conducts discovery
- Takes and defends depositions
- Represents the client to the court both in written pleadings
- Works toward settlement through negotiations
- Presents the case at trial to the court, when necessary