Compassionate Legal Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona
If you are considering pursuing a divorce, you might be overwhelmed by what lies ahead. The changes you might be facing can be immensely emotional, stressful, and intimidating, especially because of the legal processes that are necessary to make it happen. At Skupin Law Group, PLLC, we know what you are going through and want to provide you with the legal guidance you need to face your divorce with confidence.
Intimidated by the legal process of divorce?
In this state, divorce is more commonly referred to as a “dissolution of marriage,” referring not only to the legal ending of a marriage, but to the division of all marital assets, debts, and financial responsibilities as well. The process of a divorce is lengthy and complicated, and our family law attorney, Michael Skupin, will be at your side through every step. Dissolving a marriage begins with filing the necessary paperwork, which needs to be thoroughly and timely completed. Our team will ensure that you have the resources and tools you need to get started.
The next steps in a divorce case are the truly complicated ones, particularly if you and your spouse struggle to cooperate. Decisions have to be made regarding things that were once shared, which can often cause conflict about each of your needs, desires, and rights. Thus, it is crucial to have an attorney at your side who can advocate for your interests while mitigating conflict to help reach an agreeable resolution smoothly and efficiently.
Factors that we can help you work out include:
If you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement regarding the specifics of your case, you may be eligible to file an uncontested divorce and avoid trial. Otherwise, you must petition for a contested divorce, and allow a judge to have the ultimate decision-making power. In a contested divorce, it is essential that you have an experienced attorney who knows their way around a courtroom and can ensure that your voice is heard and your interests are protected.
Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. This means that your petition will simply include that your reason for divorce is that “irreconcilable differences” exist between you and your spouse. It is a very general term that is used to inform the court that you want to get divorced and you believe an issue exists between you and your spouse that can not be reconciled. You do not need to prove that any specific conduct exists or any misconduct or heinous actions needs to be provided to the court. You must simply prove that the marriage is irretrievably broken and the two of you have irreconcilable differences.
If you have a covenant marriage, some of the grounds for a fault divorce may include:
- An act of physical or sexual abuse
- Addiction to drugs or alcohol
- One spouse is imprisoned
- Long-term abandonment
Fault divorces are often heighten the stress and emotion of the legal process and can include the necessity for restraining orders. Additionally, they make child custody battles even more critical and require extensive evidence to prove the at-fault spouse is an unfit parent. Skupin Law Group, PLLC can help you ensure that you reach a resolution that offers you peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe and can move on with your lives.
Serving Clients with 16 Years of Legal Experience
If you need a divorce lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona, contact the Skupin Law Group, PLLC. We are more than dedicated to providing our clients with top-notch legal representation in every type of family law case. We pay attention to every aspect of each divorce case we handle, and we do not let the details slip through the cracks.
Should you choose to work with us, you can rest easy knowing that we are available to answer all of your questions and concerns with compassion and efficiency. We offer weekend appointments and return calls in a prompt fashion, because we place you as our top priority. Contact the Skupin Law Group, PLLC at (602) 232-2000 for highly qualified representation with extensive courtroom experience.
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