How Much Will My Case Cost?
To petition the court for divorce, legal separation, or annulment, the court costs will amount to about $300. To see a list of each petition and its corresponding fee, visit the family court fees for the Superior Court of Maricopa County.
Do I Have to Go to Court for Divorce?
Because divorce must be filed in court, the person who petitions for divorce must spend at least some time in a courthouse. After papers are served, however, you can minimize your time in court dramatically by pursuing uncontested divorce, mediation, or collaborative divorce.
These options allow a couple to resolve key issues related to their dissolution – including alimony and custody – without resorting to litigation. Because it is sometimes advisable to settle your differences in court, you should always consult with a Mesa family lawyer before deciding on an approach or attempting to negotiate the terms of your divorce.
Important Family Law Terms That You Need To Know
Family law can, at times, be quite complex. To help you better prepare for your case, our attorneys have included a list of some of the most important family law terms. Contact our firm today for any additional questions related to your situation.