A contested Florida divorce means that you and your spouse have been unable to come to an agreement on one or more issues on your Divorce. It’s somewhat rare that the parties agree for example on everything except one issue, and then have a judge decide that remaining issue. But it is possible.
It is very important that you make sure that the lawyer you choose is highly experienced in the type of issues that are involved in your case. Those issues may include alimony, child support, timesharing, (what used to be called visitation and custody), division of property and debt, and responsibility for attorney’s fees. A Florida Contested divorce is a serious matter and you need to be sure that you are comfortable working with the particular attorney that you have chosen. It is not necessarily enough that they are highly experienced if you do not have a good working relationship with them.
You also need to make sure that the pricing is competitive compared to the rates of other attorneys in your area. If a lawyer charges a substantial amount more than other attorneys, it may be because they are far more experienced and knowledgeable, or it may be that they simply get a premium for no particular reason. Additionally, if the price is too low, you may have concerns that they are not very experienced or that they may not work as hard on your matter as an attorney who is more appropriately paid.