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When is the best time to seek legal help?
While the divorce process is always a difficult one, the added pressure of hiring someone to help you through this often emotionally complex time can be intimidating.
If you are considering divorce in Arizona, David M. Wilson Law is here to help you during difficult family law issues. We represent clients on both sides of any family issue and do our best to help both parties live in peace and coexist.
What is Divorce in Arizona?
In Arizona, what everyone considers divorce is technically a “dissolution of marriage.” It is a process to legally end your marriage, and your marriage is not over until a judge issues a divorce decree.
Even when spouses agree to terms leading to the end of their marriage, there can be numerous legal issues to resolve. This is why at David M. Wilson Law Office we recommend seeking legal representation from a competent and experienced attorney who handles divorces and family law.
What Issues Could Arise While Filing for Divorce?
The main issues concern minor children (child custody and child support), property, debt, insurance, and alimony.
If you and your spouse have children, the courts may be asked to decide on who gets custody, what the parenting time will be (this used to be referred to as custody and visitation rights), and which partner will pay child support.
When dealing with divorce proceedings in Arizona, the courts have the authority to divide property, and property includes more than just your residence. It also includes income, pensions, investments, and more. There is a very specific process to follow, which includes identifying all property (or assets) and all debts. This process identifies if the property and debts are owned by both parties or just one. The marital property, also known as community property, will undergo a valuation, and then the property will be divided. A similar process will involve debts.
In Arizona, alimony is called “spousal maintenance” or “spousal support.” The courts can award this support for a number of reasons, including if one spouse lacks sufficient property or is unable to be self-sufficient.
What is Legal Separation in Arizona?
What Issues Could Arise While Seeking a Legal Separation?
Because separation and divorce are similar in many respects, so, too, are the issues involved, like determining who will care for the children and the division of property.
If you are considering a legal separation, it is good to speak with a family law attorney to help you understand what your options and obligations are.
Hire an Experienced Family and Divorce Attorney
No one goes into marriage expecting to divorce. When you find yourself facing the end of your marriage, you need counsel from a family and divorce attorney that will understand the sensitive nature of family separation and minimize the damage of court proceedings.
Whether it is called divorce or dissolution of marriage, this is a legal process, and you should have legal representation.
You need an experienced and knowledgeable family attorney when court proceedings are unavoidable. You can count on more than 25 years of experience with David M. Wilson Law Office.
David M. Wilson Law is here to help you during difficult family law issues. We represent clients on either side of any family issue and do our best to help both parties live in peace and coexist.