Is there an advantage to filing divorce first?

Filing Divorce in Phoenix ArizonaOver half of all marriages end in divorce, thus, if you are considering filing for divorce, you won’t be in the minority. There is no preference legally given to the person who files for divorce. That being said, there may be some practical advantages in planning and initiating the divorce filing. Strategic purposes, for example, like moving funds or assets or obtaining any court orders may be reasons for having control over the filing. The best bit of advice though would be to seek the help of an experienced family law attorney if you are considering filing for divorce in Arizona.

Divorce or family laws vary from state to state. Arizona is a “no fault” divorce state. This means that who files first or “has their say” first is not pertinent to getting a divorce. If you file divorce first, you will be the petitioner, and your spouse will be the respondent. The petitioner in Arizona divorce and family law court pays a bit more than the respondent. Some Arizona family law lawyers and attorneys prefer their clients be the
petitioner, as they have the opportunity to present their case first. This is simply a preference of your divorce attorney and isn’t necessarily an
advantage in filing for divorce before your partner.

Being the one to file first may have an initial advantage because you have an opportunity to prepare and consult with an attorney and anticipate some of the financial costs and legal expectations, especially if you are unfamiliar with the system.

Who files first should not have any impact or importance regarding your divorce, but you should consult an attorney to discuss your particular case, and a knowledgeable family law attorney can give you advice on where to go or when to begin your divorce proceedings.

Our Arizona family law attorneys have helped numerous clients in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, and throughout Arizona with messy and hotly contested divorces. Our divorce attorneys are aggressive and fight for you. We ensure that you are not bullied by the other side. If you are going through a divorce in Arizona, it is extremely important that you have an experienced Arizona Divorce Attorney on your side. Our Arizona family law firm and its lawyers will give you the peace of mind you are looking for in such a difficult situation.

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Kim Kardashians Engagement Ring Scheduled To Be Auctioned

KIM KARDASHIAN’S ENGAGEMENT RING IS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF BY EX-HUSBAND KRIS HUMPHRIES

Kim Kardashians Engagement Ring Scheduled To Be AuctionedThe short lived union between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is getting rid of one last memento, Kim’s engagement ring. The NBA star is apparently selling his ex’s 16.21 carat diamond ring at an auction at Christie’s Jewels in New York City on October 15.

(A rep for Christie’s confirmed that the ring up for auction is a Lorraine Schwartz creation with a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.80-carat side diamonds — the exact dimensions of Kardashian’s ring)

Engagement rings become a problematic area when couples no longer want to go through with the marriage, or the marriage ends rather soon. Most couples never contemplate what will happen to such an expensive symbol of their love when it sadly comes to an end. What happens to the rings varies state by state. In Arizona there is no clear law of how the ring is to be divided.

In most cases, if the couple is not yet married, the ring is considered a “conditional gift.” A conditional gift is where one person gives the gift to the other with the expectation that some future event or action will take place. So, if the marriage does not happen, then the condition is not met and the gift-giver has the right to get the ring back.

When a couple actually gets married, the ring (absent agreements) is unequivocally the property of the wife because the condition was met. However, if the ring has been upgraded, there can be arguments made for marital property.

If you find yourself in a similar situation whereas you either gave or received an expensive engagement and/or wedding ring and your relationship has ended. You may want to consider consulting with an experienced Arizona family law attorney and find out what option may be the best for your situation.

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Phoenix Family Law Office
668 N. 44th St., Ste 320
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Scottsdale Family Law Office
7135 E. Camelback Rd, Ste 230
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Avondale Family Law Office
12725 W. Indian School Rd, Ste E-101
Avondale, AZ 85392

Mesa Family Law Office
1731 W. Baseline Rd., Ste 100
Mesa, AZ 85202

Glendale Family Law Office
20325 N. 51st Ave., Ste 134
Glendale, AZ 85308

How Premarital Agreements Can Help Protect Spouses

Premarital Agreements: A Worthwhile Option to Protecting Both Spouses

How Premarital Agreements Can Help Protect Spouses Lets face it, no one likes the idea of starting off a marriage by presenting the other spouse with a premarital agreement. It should be a time of celebration, with hopes and dreams of starting a wonderful life together. However, if you do not consider exercising this option you can be costing yourself more than heartache if the marriage ends. The CDC reports that there are 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people in the U.S.. Yes, it common to here that 50% of all marriages end in divorce, but that figure is not entirely accurate due to the decline rate of marriage. Regardless, the number of couples calling it quits is still staggering.

People are scared to talk about premarital agreements because of the negative connotations that are associated with them. However, if it is presented in the right way, both parties have much to gain. When presenting premarital agreements make sure to stress to the other party that this does not change how you feel about them, nor your future with them. This should be a collaborative effort where both sides feel they have reduced uncertainty and created security. We all want to protect ourselves financially, but so many couples fail to do the one thing that could ultimately save them thousands of dollars in the future.

Currently, couples that are opting for premarital agreements have been increasing over the years. Couples have the chance to divide assets or debts ahead of time to avoid costly litigation in the future. Further, there are safeguards in place by the courts to prevent unfair provisions. Do not make the mistake if you are a younger couple with little or no assets to think these agreements do not apply to you because one day you will. Plan for the future now by contacting a family attorney with experience in drafting premarital agreements.

The divorce rate in America for first marriage, vs second or third marriage

50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.

According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:

  • The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
  • The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
  • The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%

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Office: (602) 568-7410

Phoenix Family Law Office
668 N. 44th St., Ste 320
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Scottsdale Family Law Office
7135 E. Camelback Rd, Ste 230
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Avondale Family Law Office
12725 W. Indian School Rd, Ste E-101
Avondale, AZ 85392

Mesa Family Law Office
1731 W. Baseline Rd., Ste 100
Mesa, AZ 85202

Glendale Family Law Office
20325 N. 51st Ave., Ste 134
Glendale, AZ 85308

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Expert Family Law Attorneys in Phoenix

Handling matters pertaining to family law issues can be a very daunting time for all individuals involved. From divorce to child custody, chances are, you’re probably wondering how to resolve your legal issue in a timely and cost effective fashion. At My AZ Lawyers, PLLC, our family law firm in Phoenix, Arizona understands that you need to see results fast. With great pride and integrity, our Arizona family lawyers will always provide you with the highest level of respect and expert advice physically possible. When you allow one of our Phoenix family law attorneys to represent you, you’re receiving the edge that your case deserves.

Arizona Cities We Assist with Family Law Issues

When you’re looking for the best Phoenix family law attorney, it’s critical to end your search with a lawyer from My AZ Lawyers. At our Phoenix based law firm, we aren’t only able to assist only those residing in Phoenix, but extend our services to those in all of the East Valley and West Valley surrounding Phoenix as well as the cities of:  Scottsdale, Glendale, Avondale, Gilbert, Chandler, Sun City, Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding communities in Maricopa County.

Currently, our Phoenix Family Law Lawyers are able to provide legal assistance pertaining to Phoenix family law to all cities in the metro Phoenix area and other communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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