When going through a divorce, it’s understandable if you feel like being alone, and that socializing with friends and family is the last thing you want to do. You might feel lost or that you can’t control your emotions, and you will probably feel unlike yourself. But you don’t have to go through this difficult time in your life on your own. There are many ways for you to seek help and support when going through a divorce.
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For some divorcing spouses, it can be helpful for each person to retain an attorney before or during mediation. For others, it might not be necessary to retain an attorney at all. The decision to hire an outsider to assist with mediation depends on the types of decisions that you and your spouse need to make, as well as the conflicts that arise along the way.
There’s really nothing to lose when it comes to mediation, so why not give it a try? Even if you and your spouse end up going
to court, the two of you will already have shared and discussed all of the issues within your divorce.
While litigation is one of the most commonly recognized methods of divorce, it isn’t always the best approach to a dissolution case. In fact, most divorcing spouses in Arizona find collaborative divorce and mediation to be a more effective and less stressful way to reach a mutually beneficial settlement.
Depending on the circumstances of your Arizona divorce case, any inheritance that you acquired before marriage can be considered as your separate property – especially if the funds remained in an account that belonged to you and you alone during the course of your marriage. On the other hand, if the funds from your inheritance were deposited into any type of “joint account,” there is a greater chance that the funds will be considered as community property in the terms of your divorce. Should you and your spouse disagree on the designation of separate and community property in your divorce, [...]
A contested divorce does not have to turn into a vicious court battle, as many couples in Arizona find a good alternative to litigation in the mediation process.
During mediation, spouses meet together with a mediator to discuss the pending dissolution of marriage. The mediator stays neutral and provides each spouse with the necessary information for them to reach their goals. At no time should the mediator side with either party or offer advice that gives one spouse an advantage over the other. In addition, parties who request specific legal counsel are free to do so and retain an attorney to represent their personal interests. However, they are not required to do so. To learn more about the mediation process, you can contact Mesa AZ Mediation Attorney Tim [...]
Mediation services can provide a good alternative to litigation, and it can take a variety of different forms. It is almost always a less adversarial approach than traditional dissolution proceedings. Therefore, divorcing couples are often able to reach a mutually beneficial outcome through mediation. The mediation process can also remove some of the barriers that are common in traditional litigation. Ideally, parties involved in mediation can work together with a neutral party to come up with a mutually acceptable dissolution agreement. The family law team at JacksonWhite believes that mediation is a viable alternative to a contested divorce. To speak [...]
While most of us would like to assume that the best person to provide care for a child is one – if not both – of that child’s parents, this simply is not always the case. Take, for example, a parent who means well, but who is challenged with debilitating mental health issues. Or, similarly, take a parent who struggles with a chronic chemical dependency. A child under the care of such a parent could very well be unsafe, and could possibly benefit from the parenting of somebody who is better equipped to act as a parent.
Marriages do not end because spouses are getting along too well. And, a marriage that ends in dispute many times leads to a legal battle that only increases the amount of conflict and stress felt by all parties. Unfortunately, Arizona divorce law is designed to be adversarial in nature. When one spouse is pitted against the other in an adversarial proceeding , the parties many times overlook the possibility of reaching common ground and mutually acceptable positions.
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