At Hindo Law Group, PLLC we understand what’s at stake in your family law case. A divorce, child custody or child support issue can be overwhelming. We can help you make sense of the process and make realistic decisions that benefit you, your family and your future.
Our attorneys can help you to understand Arizona family law, your options, likely outcomes and provide you with the straightforward advice you need to hear during the emotional roller coaster of a divorce proceeding.
Divorce Considerations Before You Go To Court
We understand how difficult the decision to end a marriage can be. The decision to divorce or separate may or may not be mutual. We will help you understand your legal options and explore all possible avenues for resolution as a divorce will have a significant effect on your life. If you have children, it will greatly change their lives. The goal of divorce is to improve your life in the best possible manner.
Is Your Marriage “Irretrievably Broken?”
The reasons couples divorce are as varied as the couples themselves. Many adopt the no-fault ground of their marriage being irretrievably broken. Perhaps you were young and naive or after marriage you discovered your spouse has a substance abuse or gambling problem.
Perhaps you are older and you have raised your children and find you simply don’t have much in common with your spouse anymore. You reasons for divorce may be much more serious, such as adultery, abandonment or criminal activity, which may increase the complexity of your divorce. Whatever the reason, it is nonetheless a very significant step.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO FILING FOR DIVORCE INCLUDE:
Avoid social media: Venting about a spouse on Facebook or Twitter may be satisfying and relieve some stress, but during a divorce you should turn off all social media. Any material on your posts, even those marked private, may find its way to your spouse or their lawyer and can be used against you for everything from property division to child custody. You can prevent potential problems and not create additional conflict with your former spouse by not posting or viewing for the duration of your divorce. Trust us on this.
Divorce mediation instead of litigation: You may think you must litigate your divorce. Our attorney has been very successful helping many clients use mediation to resolve disputes during their divorce, which can reduce your stress and cost much less than litigation.
Have your financial records: You will need to have your tax returns, bank statements and any other significant financial documents organized. An important part of your divorce will involve division of the marital property. Complete records of your income and your spouse, if possible, investments and debts will help ensure an accurate splitting up of this property. Remember, Arizona is a community property state and most marital assets will be evenly divided.
Cooperate with your spouse: If you have children, you will likely have some form of joint custody, absent abuse or violence. This means you will need to work together to raise your children. We can help you develop a parenting plan that will foster the functional and civil relationship you will need to minimize conflict.
Oftentimes the most litigated and contested issues in a divorce and/or child custody matter is child support. Calculating child support can be a daunting task. Questions often arise as to how support is to be calculated, what income and assets are considered in the calculations, and whether or not an order can be modified once it is entered by the court.
To learn more about the family law process please contact Hindo Law Group, PLLC at (602) 377-9369 to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Disclaimer: The information in this web site is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. The information, documents or forms provided herein is intended for general information purposes only and must not be regarded as legal advice. Laws change periodically; therefore the information in this site may not be accurate. It is imperative that you seek legal counsel in order to ascertain your rights and obligations under the applicable law and based upon your specific circumstances.