No two divorce cases are alike. But, there are some common issues. Determining who gets the house, where the kids will live, coming up with a parenting time schedule and figuring out the finances are things that come up in nearly every case. Sometimes these issues become hotly contested, other times the parties are able to reach an agreement among themselves. Trying to work out your differences may seem like a good idea, and may even seem like it can expedite the process. While there is nothing to prevent you from reaching an agreement with your soon to be ex-spouse, you should only do so after careful consideration.
A Consent Decree of Divorce can be entered. If you make this choice though, be sure you use an attorney independent of your spouse’s attorney. Even in cases where the terms are agreed upon, the parties still require legal advice. It is important to remember that your spouse’s attorney is not your attorney, and they are looking out for the best interests of your spouse, not you. Some common issues that arise, which require review by your own attorney include:
- Answers to questions about moving out of state with the children.
- Differentiating between separate and marital property, especially when dealing with things owned prior to the marriage and things that are considered gifts.
- How you should change your will when you get divorced.
Don’t let the thought of a quick resolution cloud your judgment. There is something to be said for taking your time to get it right. It is much better to reach results that are satisfactory, than results that are fast. We can help you to come to conclusions that make sense. Make sure you protect your rights by calling a skilled family law attorney today to review your case.
For answers to your questions about divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call the Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.