5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA 94588

(925) 463-0750

Staley Jobson
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Tel: (925) 463-0750
Fax: (925) 463-0407



Realizing that it is time to end your marriage may be one of the most difficult, life-altering decisions you will ever make. You will most likely find yourself faced with a whirlwind of emotions regarding your financial, social and overall personal circumstances.

During any divorce proceeding; but particularly in a contested divorce, the advice and support of a skilled and experienced lawyer can go a long way in aiding the divorce process. It should be the goal of every divorce lawyer to help secure an outcome that will satisfy the client’s emotional and financial needs. For most, divorce brings a time of heightened uncertainty and vulnerability. A strong, confident attorney becomes a crucial part of the process.

What's The Difference Between A Contested Divorce and An Uncontested Divorce?

If you are filing for divorce, it’s best if you can put aside your differences and work with your spouse to reach decisions regarding spousal support, child custody, child support, visitation, and other marital issues. This type of divorce is called uncontested divorce. There are many benefits to an uncontested divorce. First and foremost, you will save a considerable amount of money in the long run. Contested divorce cases can often be very expensive; t may take months or even years to resolve.

The more quickly you are able to settle the terms of your divorce, the less money it will ultimately cost you in the end. In most uncontested cases, the parties do not need to go to court. With the help of a divorce attorney acting as a mediator though the case, a solution agreeable to all can be reached. If you are filing for divorce, you should consider mediation as an alternative to litigation. Mediation can be an extremely effective tool for people needing to resolve any or all aspects of their divorce. If you think you and your spouse can sit down together to try and settle certain issues in regards to child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and more, divorce mediation may be a viable option for you.

Contested divorce refers to divorce cases in which the divorcing parties are unable to reach agreements on the issues in their case.   For example, property division, asset division, child custody, and child support, are some of the issues that may be difficult to resolve.  These types of divorce cases can be extremely difficult on the entire family, especially the children.

Staley Jobson will provide you with the skill and experience necessary to settle or litigate the issues in your case.

Contact Us

If you'd like to see how we can help you with your family law issue, please call us at (925) 463-0750 or write to us using the contact form on the right side of this page.

We look forward to hearing from you.


To consult with one of our attorneys, please call us at (925) 463-0750.