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What is a Family Law Master in an Arizona Divorce Case

You may be asking what is a family law master in an Arizona divorce case. The court may appoint a Family Law Master in your case. A Family Law Master is an individual with experience and expertise in a particular area. For example, you may have very complex financial holdings and other assets. The court could appoint a Certified Public Accountant as a Family Law Master on your case to value and propose a fair division of those assets.

That Family Law Master will look at all of the relevant financial documents, listen to the parties and their witnesses, and then issue a report containing recommendations on how to divide those assets. The parties retain the right to object to the report and recommendations of the Family Law Master, in which case the divorce court will hold a trial on the issues.

As another example, the Court may appoint a Family Law Master to rule upon the value of a business. Both parties are provided an opportunity to present evidence to the Family Law Master and present arguments supporting their respective positions regarding the value of that business. After the court receives that recommendation, the judge will often accept it as an order of the court, unless either party files an objection.

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If either party files an objection, the court will set a trial on the issue and, after that, issue a ruling on that matter. The court may accept, modify, or completely disregard the recommendations of the Family Law Master and issue entirely different orders.

If things are not going well with a family law master in your divorce, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona divorce and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in divorce and family law cases.

Our family law firm has earned numerous awards such as US News and World Reports Best Arizona Family Law Firm, US News and World Report Best Divorce Attorneys, “Best of the Valley” by Arizona Foothills readers, and “Best Arizona Divorce Law Firms” by North Scottsdale Magazine.

Call us today at (480)305-8300 or reach out to us through our appointment scheduling form to schedule your personalized consultation and turn your divorce or family law case around today.

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