Help for divorce cases in Phoenix, Arizona
Divorce can be very stressful and emotionally strenuous. At the Cantor Law Group, we endeavor to support our clients throughout the divorce process, providing a professional and stress free service. We strive to quickly resolve every case, but only if it is in our clients best interest. If you are entering the divorce process and would like to find out further information, speak to a Phoenix divorce attorney at our firm and we’ll be able to provide you with expert help in various forms and stages of divorce.
A “contested” divorce is when the parties do not come to an agreement on the terms of a separation. In most cases these individuals use mediation to resolve their differences. If mediation fails, the case is taken to divorce court.
In an “uncontested” divorce the two parties are able to resolve any disagreements they may have within the terms of separation. Because there is no need for mediation, this type of divorce is much faster. All that is necessary to complete this process is the filing of the proper paperwork.
High Net Worth Divorce
If you are in possession of a large amount of money or assets which need to be taken into consideration, the proceedings can get very complex. There is often extensive litigation drawn out through a series of mediations. It is essential to learn more about high net worth divorce through a skilled attorney.
A collaborative divorce happens when the two parties decide to forego divorce court. Both sides, and their legal representatives, meet and agree on the terms of the divorce together. This happens when the divorcing parties are still friendly with each other.
The root cause of a divorce sometimes is domestic violence. While a divorce can end the violence, unfortunately, sometimes further measures need be put in place. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to contact an attorney. A legal representative can help you take immediate action and file restraining orders against the abuser.
While domestic violence is usually associated with a physical attack, spousal abuse is a much more encompassing term. Abuse that falls in this category amounts to controlling behaviors including mental and emotional abuse, stalking, harassment, threats and even sexual misconduct. Filing for divorce and removing yourself from the situation quickly can put a stop to this type of abuse.
When there is a child involved in a divorce case, claims of abuse may occur. If you think your spouse or ex-spouse has abused your child, or if you have been accused of abuse, you should obtain legal representation immediately. Accusations of child abuse should be taken extremely seriously and dealt with quickly. A Phoenix, Arizona attorney at Cantor Law Group can provide sensitive and professional advice.
Orders of Protection
If someone is suffering abuse or domestic violence at the hands of a family member, one of the first things that should be done is getting a restraining order. The restraining order is called an Order of Protection in family law cases.
Parental alienation happens when a divorced parent attempts to turn a child against the other parent. This can be done by constantly making derogatory remarks or telling lies about the other parent. This can be a very damaging practice and can leave a child scarred for life. Contact Cantor Law Group to explore what your legal rights are and what you can do to resolve parental alienation.
Often, when a parent has built a new family with another partner, the new spouse may seek to adopt the parent’s children from the earlier marriage. This can only happen if the other biological parent voluntarily, or by court order, is relieved of parental rights.
One of the most common issues in divorce cases is child support. Either the custodial parent feels like there is not enough support being given or the non custodial parent might feel the child support payments are too high. Mediation is usually offered in these cases, but if it is unsuccessful the case will be litigated.
Child custody is perhaps the most important of all issues in a divorce. In Arizona, there are several different custody arraignments including sole custody, joint custody, physical custody and legal custody.
In some cases there is a need to change divorce agreements. This can happen due to the loss of a job, permanent physical incapacitation, chronic or acute illness, or any number of other reasons. Modifications can be made to any part of the divorce agreement from child and spouse support to custody. Contact us at Cantor Law Group to learn more about post-divorce modification and make sure your change of situation is taken into account.
Just because your child is getting a divorce does not mean that you lose your rights as a grandparent. If you find yourself blocked from seeing your grandchildren, there are plenty of legal options that can allow you to regain visitation.
When divorce laws were first written men were often given fewer rights than women. This was a function of the roles of men and women in society at that time. Now that more families are sharing responsibilities for child care, laws have changed to give men equal rights in divorce. In Arizona, it is considered better for the children if they get to see both parents regularly.
Arizona recently passed a new statute that was meant to help decide if a spouse is entitled to alimony. While it does not work on a set formula, it does give the judge a list of general factors that are used as a basis for the judgment. Learn more about spousal support/alimony from our ones of our specialized Phoenix attorneys and arrange a free consultation.
Arizona is a community property state. This means that any assets that were attained during the time that the two individuals were married are subject to even distribution. Assets that belonged to the individual before the marriage are separate and, therefore, do not fall into the items to be divided.
Debt division is settled in the same fashion as asset division. Debts are far more hotly contested than assets and are usually a sticking point during divorce proceedings. Mediation is offered for parties that cannot come to an agreement on their own.
Why hire a Divorce Attorney?
If divorce is a serious option for you, it is definitely a good idea to consult an attorney experienced in the particulars of divorce proceedings. Working through a divorce can be difficult, and there is no guarantee that you will reach a positive resolution, but if you hire a skilled attorney, you are far more likely to be successful than if you attempt to go in blindly and hope for the best. Cantor Law Group is listed on the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers® and as a member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers®. Contact a Phoenix divorce lawyer as soon as possible to advise you on the correct way to proceed with your divorce. Our skilled representatives have over 70 years of combined experience.