Getting married is easy. You get a license, say your vows and you have entered holy matrimony. You don’t need a lawyer. If you want to undo your marriage though, you will soon find that divorce is not nearly as simple as marriage. Most divorces take several months to a year to complete.
So why is divorce such a bigger ordeal? The first thing to understand is that divorce is a careful unraveling of your marriage, most specifically your finances. Taking apart and dividing community assets is a complex task and one that must be done right so that everyone is protected. The state has set up careful procedures to make sure that everything is done fairly and carefully. In addition, divorce often involves child support and spousal support (alimony), both of which require careful evaluation and application of the law before they can be decided.
If your divorce involves children, custody is a very important decision and one that the courts want to get right, so the judge is careful to hear all the evidence before making a decision that will impact you and your child for many years to come.
Divorce is also made complex simply because you and your spouse are now two people who don’t agree about a lot of things. It’s very hard to reach a compromise and resolve a case if the two parties are diametrically opposed on many issues. When you get married, it is just the two of you making the decision and beginning a marriage. When you divorce, you need help because your relationship has broken down. Because you don’t agree, you need lawyers who need time to hear your point of view and create the best possible case to present to the court on your behalf. You need a judge to hear your case and you usually have to wait to get your case heard because there are so many other cases on the docket.
For assistance with your divorce, make an appointment with the Sampair Group. Our firm has more than 80 years of experience in the Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix areas of Arizona. We’re ready to be your advocate.