The Divorce Process in Arizona
Legal Firm with 20+ Years of Experience
If you are considering
divorce, you'll need to protect your rights. Whether you plan to settle matters
in an uncontested divorce or require stronger legal action to ensure that
your interests are maintained, a Phoenix divorce lawyer is essential to
helping you make the most of the divorce process. At Steven N. Cole, LLC,
our attorney can provide seasoned counsel to suit your needs. We have
reached out to families involved in divorce for more than 20 years and
are equipped to handle your case.
Ready to file for divorce?
To initiate a divorce, you must file appropriate paperwork with your county's
Superior Court. This will begin the legal process, allowing you to begin
settling the terms of your divorce. Once the other spouse has responded
to the terms of your petition, you can request temporary orders for your
family. These will govern interaction between both spouses as you work
out the terms of your divorce.
Depending on your circumstances, temporary orders may include:
Once administered, these terms will remain in effect until the divorce
is settled. Our firm can help you seek a temporary ruling that fits your
needs, and will continue to provide counsel as you work toward a more
permanent arrangement of these terms.
Settling the Terms of Your Divorce
Before you can proceed to settle the terms of your divorce, both parties
must divulge any information that is relevant to your case. This process,
called the discovery process, is vital to determining the facts of your
case. If your spouse is uncooperative, our Phoenix divorce attorney can
ask for a court order to compel them to comply.
When both parties have acquired all necessary information, they can proceed
to resolve the terms of their divorce. Couples are encouraged to settle
out of court in an
uncontested divorce. Those who still get along and can agree on the parameters of their divorce
will benefit themselves as well as their families.
Advantages of uncontested divorce include:
- Reduced legal fees
- Less time spent in litigation
- Minimal stress for your children
While an uncontested divorce is recommended for most couples, it is not
always possible. In the event that your differences cannot be resolved
out of court, your divorce will go to trial. Quality representation is
vital to securing a ruling that preserves your interests and protects
Seasoned Representation You Can Trust
If you are considering divorce, or if your spouse has filed a petition
divorce, our firm is ready to provide the counsel you need. When you work
with Steven N. Cole, LLC, we will offer honest and detailed answers about
your legal options. Our divorce attorney in Phoenix knows when to approach
a case peacefully, but also has the confidence and know-how to move ahead
aggressively if your case warrants it.
Hire us to receive the legal aid you would expect from a larger law firm,
but with the reduced cost of a small firm.
Call today for a free consultation!