Divorce In AZ | Arizona Divorce Lawyers
Hildebrand Law, PC is comprised of a team of divorce attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals practicing in the area of divorce in arizona in courtrooms throughout Arizona and Maricopa County. Every member of our team pride themselves on attending to every client's legal and emotional need throughout the entire divorce process.
Divorce is an intensly emotional subject and we approach every client with the deserved respect, unwavering committment, and genuine interest in helping that client navigate through the transition of divorce while providing practical advice and sound guidance learned from decades of Arizona divorce and family law experience.
We approach the practice of family law from a different perspective - yours. If you are in need of a Scottsdale divorce lawyer to solve a family law problem, Hildebrand Law, PC is your solution. Please view our
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We understand a divorce in arizona may be the most difficult situation our clients are likely to experience. Uncertainty regarding how your case is being handled by your family law attorney will compound the fear and emotions experienced during a divorce, which is why we treat every client like they are our only priority. The knowledgeable Arizona family law attorneys and professionals at Hildebrand Law, PC are committed to providing the best representation available in all
Arizona divorce and related family law matters.
Our clients’ confidence is earned by empowering every client with a thorough understanding of the entire legal process from beginning to end. We begin every case with a detailed discussion of the Arizona divorce laws applicable to your case and an explanation of all options available to you during that process. Our attorneys personally spend this valuable time with every client at the beginning of every case to ensure you understand every stage of the legal process to empower you to make educated and well informed decisions regarding the manner in which your case is handled by the firm.
Arizona divorce mediation is an amicable process by which both parties meet with a nuetral attorney and cooperate to reach reasonable compromises to resolve the issues in their divorce case. Both parties are encouraged to consider the needs and wishes of the other party to help each party gain a better understanding of the other person's wishes and motivations.
The attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC act as nuetral divorce mediators to assist parties in avoiding disputes and resolving the issues in their family law case. As a nuetral
family law mediator, the attorney conducting the mediation does not represent either party but, instead, acts as a facilitator of amicable discussions and problem solver to assist the parties in avoiding expensive litigation costs.
Common issues involved during a divorce mediation include
child custody or parenting time,
alimony, investment and retirement accounts and tax issues. If you are considering a
divorce in Arizona, we encourage you to consider our divorce mediation services.
A legal separation in Arizona is very similar to an Arizona divorce case except the parties in a legal separation are not restored to the status of single people and, therefore, neither party may remarry unless the legal separation is subsequently converted into a divorce. There are various reasons married partners seek this
family law option, as opposed to a divorce, including religious reasons and in some limited instances to ensure a spouse may continue health insurance coverage, if allowed by the insurance plan, under the other spouse's employer sponsored health insurance plan.
During Arizona legal separation proceedings,
temporary orders are typically arranged for children with respect to
parenting time and financial support of the children and, in some cases, financial support of the other spouse (i.e., spousal maintenance). These orders are only in place until the court issues final orders at the end of the case.
The primary purpose of alimony in Arizona is to remediate potential unfair economic consequences resulting from a divorce when one spouse is unable to financially support himself or herself or has children of such young age he or she should not be expected to work full time. In other cases, a form of "compensatory" spousal maintenance is ordered, even if that spouse is able to financially support himself or herself, but there are other reasons for making such an award.
Even after community property is divided and
child support is awarded in an Arizona divorce, there are specific guidelines established with respect to determining the amount and duration of an award of alimony. An award of
alimony in Arizona by a judge is very discretionary and, thus, it is important to have a very knowledgable
Arizona divorce lawyer to represent you on the issue of spousal maintenance.
Furthermore, a modification of alimony in Arizona may modify and/or terminate the spousal maintenance early based upon various changes in circumstances including, but not limited to, significant economic changes of one of the former spouses and/or cohabitation and expense sharing by the former spouse receiving the alimony, among other.
If you are seeking the establishment, modification or termination of alimony in Arizona, the Arizona divorce attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC are experienced representing clients in alimony cases throughout the state of Arizona.
Arizona paternity laws in the state of Arizona allow the establishment of the legal relationship as a parent between a father and his child born out of wedlock. When a child is born during a marriage, the husband is presumed to be the father of the child as a matter of law and, therefore, he does not need to establish paternity.
Establishing paternity in Arizona of a child born out of wedlock is extremely important due to the fact the child's father has no legal rights to making decisions for or having parenting time with the child. In many cases, DNA testing may be used as a method for establishing a father is the biological parent of the child. For more information on
Arizona paternity laws, please contact one of our
Arizona paternity lawyers at Hildebrand Law, PC.
Child abuse in Arizona is generally defined as the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child. Hildebrand Law, PC takes child abuse cases very seriously, has been extensively involved in representing parents in child abuse cases for well over a decade, and are often referred child abuse cases by other family law attorneys and mental health workers.
Our Arizona child abuse lawyers are dedicated to investigating and ascertaining the truth in all such cases to protect children from harm and to correct any injustices to a parent's relationship with his or her child resulting from a false allegation of child abuse. Child abuse accusations are raised in only a small percentage of
family law cases, so it is crucial to retain an experienced Arizona child abuse lawyer with extensive knoweldge regarding how to handle such cases.
Contact our team of Arizona child abuse lawyers immediately if you are involved in a child abuse case and requiere the services of an experienced child abuse lawyer.
Child custody in Arizona, including legal decision making and parenting time, is based primarily upon Arizona Revised Statute 25-403. That statute sets forth the factors the court must consider before determining each parent's right to participate in making major decisions for their child and each parent's rights with respect to parenting time with the child.
There are several forms of child custody, including sole legal decision making, joint legal decision making and some hybrid versions of both. Different forms of legal decision making rights entitle a parent to differring rights with respect to their child. Child custody and parenting time issues typically arise during divorce proceedings.
Child custody and parenting time orders are also subject to modification by the court if it is determined by the court to be in the best interests of the child to do so. Call the professionals at Hildebrand Law, PC If you need an Arizona child custody lawyer to establish or modify a child custody order.
Arizona child support laws provide for the establishment and modification of child support orders. In all cases of
legal separation or
divorce, the court is required to establish the amount of child support to be paid for the benefit of the child. The calculation of child support is based upon the application of the
Arizona Child Support Guidelines.
Payments for child support are required to go through the Arizona Child Support Clearinghouse, unless the parties agree otherwise. In most cases, the court will issue a Wage Assignment for the child support to come directly out of the paying spouses paycheck to be paid to the other parent.
For additional information on child support or other family law issues, such as establishing child custody,
alimony, please contact one of our
Scottsdale family law attorneys atHildebrand Law, PC.
Arizona is one of the relatively few states that apply community property law principles to the assets and debts acquired by spouses during their marriage. The property involved may be defined as sole and separate property, community property, or quasi-community property.
Generally, sole and separate property results from a spouse receiving a gift, an inheritance, or because the asset was owned by that spouse prior to the parties' marriage. Generally,
community property refers to most property obtained during the course of a marriage. However, there are many exceptions to these very general rules that may change the court's classification of sole and separate and/or community property.
The applicable statute requires the court to fairly divide community property. The manner in which community property is fairly divided, however, may become very complicated with respect to vested and unvested stock options, retirement benefits, pensions, employee stock ownership plans, and community businesses.
To learn more about Arizona community property laws, please visit our extensive library of video FAQs or contact one of our
Arizona divorce lawyers at Hildebrand Law, PC.
The Arizona family law attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC are experienced at obtaining, defending, and contesting an order of protection. Our experienced family law attorneys will represent you in court to obtain a valid order of protection, to defend your valid order of protection if contested by the other party, or to invalidate an existing improper order of protection. A person who violates an order of protection or restraining order may face civil or criminal penalties for doing so.
Common reasons for seeking an order of protection in Arizona include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or
alleged child abuse. Orders of protection in Arizona are taken very seriously and may be granted the same day it is requested. If you believe you need an Arizona order of protection or restraining order, contact one of our
Arizona family law attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC immediately.
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