A divorce case involves a lot of moving parts, and what matters to you may not amount to much to a friend or family member. For us, the most important part of any case is a result that makes sense and a client who is satisfied with their post-divorce life picture. We are equipped to handle divorces of any size marital estate, with or without a prenuptial agreement, divorces involving children, cases that raise paternity issues, and a host of other legal questions. The way we go about getting results that work is by talking over the details of the case with our client and developing strategies designed to reach your objectives.
While getting to specific results for each individual litigant is important, there are also some common issues that frequently arise. Experience has shown that the three most important parts to nearly every divorce case include the following:
- A fair and equitable distribution of property and a fair apportionment of marital debt. No one wants to come out of a divorce without a home, without their personal items, and without a way to stand on their own financial feet. The way Courts divide property is in a way that is considered “fair” and this requires looking at several factors. Things like the length of the marriage, the standard of living, and the parties’ roles during the marriage are considered. The result will be one that is legally defined as equitable, which does not mean that each party will take half of what there is, or that each party will be responsible for exactly half of any debt that has been accumulated. The result is case specific, depending on the specific facts of the case.
- A parenting plan that works, and that is in the best interests of the children. This includes coming up with a custody and visitation schedule that takes into account the preferences of older children (should a preference be voiced), the ability of the parents to care for the kids, and other family dynamics that are unique to the parties.
- Communication about the progress of the case is key! Nearly every divorce client is ready to have their case over, and wants to know what is happening at each step along the way. A competent family law attorney will understand your need for information and make sure you are being updated regularly.
If you have been served with divorce papers or are thinking about filing for divorce, call us for help. We will explain the process to you, and take your specific needs into account when handling your case.
For help with marriage and divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.