Contested dissolutions can become complicated. Courts will not issue a decree of dissolution until the key terms are in place. In other words, courts will not approve a divorce until the parties have clear direction on issues such as property division, allocation of debts, spousal maintenance, child support and child custody.
In many contested divorces, courts have to resolve child support issues for the spouses. Courts also step in to establish child custody and visitation rights, which are many times the most highly contested issues in dissolution proceedings. It is also common for courts to order spousal maintenance upon dissolution. These issues are rarely easy to resolve and a family law attorney can be extremely helpful in ensuring fairness throughout the proceeding.
If you are filing for divorce in Scottsdale, Arizona, or any other city in the Phoenix metro area, you don’t have to go through the process alone. An Arizona divorce and mediation attorney can help. While issues within a contested divorce can involve a great deal of stress, understanding your legal rights and obligations can alleviate much of that burden. A good family law attorney should be dedicated to your specific needs, keep you up-to-date on the law, provide you with expectations and maintain frequent contact with you about your case.
To discuss your contested divorce case with an AZ divorce mediation attorney or to learn more about JacksonWhite’s mediation services, call (480) 779-7972 to schedule a confidential consultation.