If you’re considering a divorce in Arizona, you’re not alone. It’s a complex and emotional process that often requires the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer. Fortunately, our experienced team of divorce attorneys is here to help. We understand how difficult divorce can be, which is why we’re dedicated to providing expert legal advice and support to our clients every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Glendale family attorney.
Why Hire Stewart Law Group For Your Divorce?
Divorce can be an emotionally draining and complicated journey. However, having the right law firm by your side can make navigating this process less stressful and more successful. Here’s why you should work with us:
- No two divorce cases are the same. With Stewart Law Group, you receive a personalized legal strategy tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.
- Our experienced attorneys are skilled negotiators and can help you resolve conflicts and disputes, both in and out of the courtroom.
- We understand that divorce can be a painful and overwhelming process; that’s why our attorneys provide compassionate representation while keeping you informed of your options and the progress of your case.
How an Attorney Can Help You With a Divorce Case
Hiring an experienced divorce attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Some of the major benefits of having an attorney include:
- Legal guidance and advice: Understanding the divorce laws in Arizona can be challenging. An attorney can guide you through the complicated legal processes, helping you make informed decisions about your case.
- Negotiations: In many situations, a divorce settlement can be negotiated without having to go to trial. An attorney can help you negotiate a fair settlement with your spouse or their counsel, saving time and money.
- Court representation: If your case does go to trial, an attorney can represent your interests in court, advocating for your rights and working towards the best outcome for your situation.
Steps in the Divorce Process in Arizona
The divorce process in Arizona typically consists of several steps. Here’s a brief outline of what to expect:
- Prepare and file the divorce papers: The first step in the divorce process involves preparing and filing the necessary paperwork. This includes the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and other relevant documents. Your attorney can assist with preparing these documents accurately and on time.
- Serve your spouse: Once the divorce papers are filed, your spouse must be formally served with the documents to notify them of the impending divorce. This is typically accomplished by a Sheriff’s deputy or a process server.
- Response period: Your spouse has a set amount of time to file a response to the divorce petition. In Arizona, the response period is typically 20 days starting from the date of service.
- Discovery phase: The discovery phase involves obtaining and exchanging documentation and information with your spouse. This often includes financial assets, debts, and other relevant information. Your attorney can help you navigate this process and obtain the necessary information.
- Temporary orders: If needed, the court may issue temporary orders regarding child custody, support, or other relief while the divorce is pending. These orders can later be modified or incorporated into the final divorce decree.
- Settlement negotiations: Before going to trial, the parties typically engage in settlement negotiations, where they attempt to resolve any disputes without going to court. This could involve mediation or direct negotiations between the parties.
- Trial: If negotiations fail and the case goes to trial, each side will present evidence and argue their case before a judge, who will then decide on the final outcomes regarding property division, child custody, spousal support, and other relevant matters.
- Finalizing the divorce: After the trial, the judge will issue a final divorce decree, which outlines the agreed-upon terms and obligations of both parties. This usually marks the end of the formal legal process.
Contact Stewart Law Group To Schedule a Consultation
Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences of a person’s life, but you aren’t alone. There are professionals available to help guide you through the legal process with compassion, expertise, and understanding. For help, contact Stewart Law Group to schedule a consultation.