What is family law?
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Family law is a specific legal area that concerns any family or domestic relationship matters. In relation to marriage and domestic partnerships this can include a number of issues. A large part of family law deals with divorce, or the legal termination of marriage. In many cases, divorce also entails additional legal matters, including visitation, child support, child custody, spousal support, and property distribution. As family law is a distinct and highly technical legal field, these procedures often require the assistance of experienced attorneys. The trusted lawyers at My AZ Lawyers have years of legal experience during which we have accumulated and honed the specialized skills needed to resolve family law cases.
In addition to handling divorce proceedings and all the inherent issues, our firm also represents husbands, wives, parents, and other litigants in a variety of other types of family law cases, including paternity, adoptions, protection orders, and contractual agreements.
Our Arizona Family Law Attorneys Handle All Types of Family Law Cases Including:
The dissolution of a marriage is never simple and if you are finding yourself facing a divorce, or even if you have already been served with papers, then it is in your best interests to get the involvement of a lawyer to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly.
No matter whether you are personally being asked to make child support payments or if you are in need of support from the non-custodial parent, then you can trust that our firm will have the necessary experience to helping you get the financial assistance that you need.
One of the most hotly contested issues in most divorce process is in regarding to custody of the children. If you find yourself in a situation where you are fighting to keep custody of your child, then you should not hesitate to get our firm involved – we can help fight for you.
If you are not given custody of your children, you are not without hope. By working with an experienced lawyer, you will be able to take the necessary steps towards the drafting of an agreeable visitation rights schedule. This will allow you to have consistent contact with your child – even if you are the non-custodial parent.
In many situations, the divorcing spouses are not able to come to amiable decisions regarding their property. When this occurs and when there is contention regarding family law issues wrapped up in the divorce, it can become a hotly contested courtroom battle.
Not all divorces have to difficult. In some cases, when both parties are mutually agreeing to split and are willing to work together, the process can proceed smoothly without issue. In these cases, the process can be expedited and can be much easier on all parties involved.
In divorces between members of high net worth, the financial issues can be much more complex. When offshore accounts, 401ks and business investments come into play, the issues can become complicated and can lead to the need for an experienced attorney present.
When a divorce involves either one or two members of the military, it is important to keep in mind that the proceedings will be slightly different. For example, determining jurisdiction will be more complex than a civilian divorce. At our firm, we are prepared to help.
In cases where one member of a marriage is unable to care for themselves following a divorce, it may require for the party of higher worth or earning potential to provide spousal support. This could be permanently or temporarily.
Even after a divorce is final, it is likely that you will find your life changing. You need your court orders to do the same. No matter whether it is a lost job, a promotion or a new marriage, our firm can help modify court orders to adapt to your ever-changing life.
The drafting of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements is becoming more and more commonplace – providing a way for even the average person to safeguard themselves against the possibility of divorce. No matter whether you are just looking into a marriage or if you have been in the marriage for a while, we can help you draft this document with care to your needs.
When you are dissolving your marriage, it is important to keep in mind that you will essentially be dissolving your ownership over property as well. At our firm, we can help determine who owns what and untangle any issues regarding separate and community property.
If you are taking a new job in a different state – this could have serious repercussions on any custody or visitation plans. At our firm, we can work to determine the best course of action. One that will allow you to proceed with any moving with as little impact to your current orders as possible.
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