Differences in religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds can impact the way a person views divorce. For example, some religions frown on divorce and so some couples seek an annulment rather than a dissolution of their marriage. There are also differences in the way divorce cases take place today than just a few short years ago. Years ago, a divorce was granted by finding fault with one of the parties’ actions. Essentially, in the past a divorce was only granted if one party could show that they were wronged in some way by their spouse. Today though the process is a no fault process in nearly every state, and divorces are granted without the need to place blame.
Some of the changes in divorce processes are beneficial. When laws are changed there can be more clarity and uniformity, which gives people the ability to look at an issue and feel confident in how it will likely be resolved. Some recent changes or an evolution of divorce include:
● An increased rate of participation in mediation or collaborative divorce.
● Equal parenting time or shared custody rather than an automatic award of custody to the mother.
● Implementation of same sex marriages laws, which gives all couples the same rights regardless of sexual orientation.
Regardless of what unique circumstances exist in your case, we can help you formulate a plan that fits your needs. We encourage therapy during divorce for those that are open to the idea, but also respect your wishes if you prefer not to engage in counseling sessions. We identify which pieces of evidence will best support your claims and put those in front of the Court for consideration. Call one of our trained family law professionals today for a review of your case.
If you have questions about divorce and how your personal preferences can be honored while getting a 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.