Divorce is never an easy situation, and even the most amicable of marriage dissolutions can quickly turn ugly when concerns regarding custody arraignments, visitation, and property division are addressed. AtLiszewski Law Group, PLLC we understand that this time in your life may be complicated, but by working with our team, you could achieve a favorable resolution to your situation.
When you work with our firm, we will thoroughly review your case and determine the best possible course of action to take in order to provide you with outcome that you deserve. Our service is always personalized – meaning when you retain us, you work directly with an attorney. Do not hesitate to retain the assistance of a family lawyer from our office as soon as possible.
What You Can Expect From Our Firm
When you choose to work with our team, we will:
- Determine your eligibility to file for divorce based on 90-day residency requirement in Arizona
- Assist you in serving the divorce orders to your spouse
- After the 60-day waiting period after the papers are served, we will help you file for divorce
- Aggressively represent you throughout the divorce process
- Inform you of the various stages of the process
- Represent you whether you are facing litigation, mediation, arbitration or an uncontested divorce
Our attorneys are aware that no two cases are ever the same and each person’s unique family dynamic and marital situation may vary, which is why we will always pursue a personalized solution to your case. To learn more about your rights, contact Liszewski Law Group, PLLC, or take a look at the answers we have provided to common divorce questions listed below.
Understanding the Divorce Process
As you consider filing for divorce, you’re likely aware of a number of different issues that you and your spouse will be faced with, such as child custody, property division, and alimony, to name a few. When combined, they can feel impossible to sort through even under the best of circumstances. We’re here to break down the divorce process until it’s simplified.
Child Custody Arrangements
The way child custody is handled in Arizona is similar to many other states. Parents can create a plan together or let the court do it for them, but the child’s best interests must be upheld at all costs. Sole custody means that the child lives with one parent for the majority of the time, while joint custody means time is split equally. If one parent has custody, a parenting plan will determine how and when the other parent can spend time with the child.
How Will Our Property Be Divided?
Property division is equally important for many couples, as it determines the fate of your belongings after divorce. Arizona is a community property state, which means that all marital property belongs equally to both spouses and will be distributed as such. Separate property is anything acquired before the marriage, or what one spouse received as a gift or inheritance. Certain debts may also be divided among divorcing couples.
It is difficult to go from two incomes to just one and alimony, or spousal support, is especially beneficial for this reason. Alimony may be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. When the time comes to make a ruling concerning spousal support, the court will determine if you qualify for support based on various factors.
Factors that can affect an alimony ruling include:
- Your marital standard of living
- The length of your marriage
- Your financial needs
Understanding Child Support
One of the final ‘big ticket issues’ is child support. These payments are ordered by the court and tell each parent how much they must pay and when. Child support is common when one parent has sole custody, as the noncustodial parent is usually required to pay a predetermined amount of money each month.