No two legal proceedings are the same, which means that the things that matter the most to you may be insignificant to the next person. In order to have a successful case, the key is to focus on what you hope to accomplish, and the type of end result you need. Doing this requires taking a hard look at your goals, and the tools at your disposal to reach those goals. In family law and divorce matters, the most common issues that arise involve money and children. Once these issues are brought to the forefront, other questions relating to those issues quickly arise. Resolving these issues and their sub-sets of issues takes the work of an accomplished and experienced family law professional.
In our experience, there are three main things to think about when you are considering filing for divorce. These include:
- Issues surrounding children: this includes where your kids will live, what the parenting time schedule will look like, how you will continue to co-parent with your ex, and an adequate amount of child support. Keeping your children’s lifestyle the same or similar to what it was during your marriage is one way to help kids transition from being one family, to now having two homes. Allowing your children to continue to participate in the same activities, go to the same school, and have the same friends provides a constant that will give kids a much needed sense of security during the divorce.
- Issues surrounding money: this includes dividing up liquid assets and determining if an award of spousal support is warranted as well as figuring out which party is responsible for repayment of certain debts. It is important to be able to stand on your own after divorce, and having a solid financial foundation is the first step in this process.
- Issues surrounding property: this includes dividing up assets such as the family home, automobiles, vacation homes, retirement accounts, and personal property acquired during the marriage.
Many times these issues are impacted by facts unique to your case, such as the existence of a prenuptial agreement or any agreement the parties have made before seeking legal representation. We are skilled at interpreting these types of agreements, if they exist, and can also help develop a plan that will resolve these issues in the absence of an agreement. Call us today for more information.
For more information about 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.