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Divorce in Arizona Overview

In Arizona, each divorce case is unique, meaning that there is not a single approach that works for every case. Our attorneys handle all types of divorce cases, and it is important for you to have a representative who understands your type of case.

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The lawyers at the Cantor Law Group practice in all aspects of divorce and family law and are available to help you through the entire process.. Every one of our attorneys has substantial experience and a thorough understanding of divorce law and cases involving children.

If you are wanting to » file for divorce or have already started the process, contact our divorce attorneys today to schedule a confidential case consultation. We will evaluate your situation from top to bottom and offer guidance about the appropriate course of action to take in your case.

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Stages of a Divorce Case

Each types of divorce case follows its own processes. It is important that you have an attorney who understands the processes that are involved in the various types cases. In addition to these different scenarios of divorce, we are also able to handle all of the legal procedures that might be a part of your particular case, including the following:

In many cases, the most emotionally charged part of a divorce is a battle over child custody and parenting time. We are able to offer you guidance as you maneuver your way through the process of your child custody and support case. We are available to represent you during all of the legal proceedings, including the following:

We recognize that your divorce case will not be over until it is final, and you have received your decree. Rest assured, our attorneys will work closely together with you to guide you through the entire process up to and including the finalization of your divorce. This may include the following:

  • Reconciliation Request
  • Marital Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree
  • Decree of Dissolution and Final Judgments
  • Child custody / Decision-making and Parenting Time

Our legal team is fully aware of the sensitivity of these types of cases. We will fight for the best interests of your child as well as for you.

Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

When your divorce case reaches its end, the final orders regarding child support and/or spousal maintenance will be made. If you have requested spousal maintenance, and your request is granted, your ex-spouse must comply with the court’s orders. If he or she refuses to comply with the support orders, the court can enforce them. The attorneys at the Cantor Law Group can help you with these types of proceedings as follows:

  • Recovery of attorney’s fees
  • Spousal maintenance and alimony orders
  • Modification of spousal maintenance
  • Enforcement of support orders
  • Enforcement of settlement agreements

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Grandparents' Rights / Custody

In some cases, it is possible for grandparents of children to seek and to be granted visitation rights with their grandchildren. If your son- or daughter-in-law is keeping you from being able to see your grandchildren, the attorneys at the Cantor Law Group can help you to understand your legal rights. Contact us today to learn more about the help we can provide to you so that you can see your grandchildren.

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Issues of Domestic Abuse

If there are allegations of domestic abuse involved in your divorce or child custody case, the court is able to issue an order of protection. A protection order is meant to protect victims from their alleged abuser. If domestic abuse against you, your child, or both of you has been perpetrated by your spouse, we will work with you to secure a protection order. We will also help you with visitation. In these types of cases, the court may deny visitation completely or severely limit it.

The Best Interests of the Child

The best interests of the child standard is used by courts to determine what orders they should issue in cases involving children. Typically, the court will work with a social worker who is assigned to the case. The job of the social worker is to give the court an unbiased third-party view of what is in the child’s best interests. The court and the social worker will try to identify the most appropriate parenting time, living situation, child support, and other important issues that affect your children.

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Relocation of Children / Ex-Spouse

After a divorce involving children, one parent may want to relocate. If you or your children’s other parent relocate, you might see less of your children. If you and your children’s other parent share parenting time and decision-making, you might not be allowed to relocate with your children. Relocation cases can be challenging. Make certain to understand your rights before you move so that you will continue to be able to see your children.

Parental Kidnapping

When one parent takes a child without the other parent’s consent, it is called parental kidnapping. This sometimes occurs when a parent is denied visitation or custody of a child. Federal and state laws have been created to punish parents who engage in parental kidnapping. These can be serious criminal charges and require legal support. The attorneys at the Cantor Law Group can assist you throughout these types of cases

If your child or children have been taken without your consent, speak to the authorities immediately and then contact our firm!

Parental Alienation

In some child custody and divorce cases, a child will state that he or she no longer wants to see one of his or her parents. A child who is sufficiently old and mature enough is allowed to give his or her opinion, and it may affect the outcome of a custody hearing. However, a child who wants to stop seeing a parent may have been influenced by the other parent through parental alienation. This may happen because of the negative influence of the child’s other parent or because of separation from the parent from whom the child is alienated.

Top Divorce Attorneys in Phoenix

At the Cantor Law Group, we are dedicated to providing our clients with attorneys who are both experienced and personable. We will not stop until we obtain the absolute best possible outcome.

As rated one of the Best Divorce Attorneys in Arizona,  our firm has more than 70 years of combined experience representing our clients in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Together with our team of paralegals, clerks, and investigators, we will do everything that we can to thoroughly research your case so that we can identify the best strategies to help you. We will be aggressive in our advocacy for your rights.

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