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A Divorce Lawyer Ready To Fight For Your Interests

Divorces in Arizona often require highly experienced legal counsel. When you hire Steven N. Cole, LLC, you’ll have someone in your corner who understands each step of the divorce process, and you also get an attorney who knows when to be aggressive to achieve results.

As you begin the divorce process, I will walk you through the common steps of filing petitions, determining decree options, and gathering preliminary information. We will discuss what you expect from the other party, review the informal agreements you may already have in place, and develop a plan for moving forward with the divorce in both ideal and less-than-ideal circumstances.

What Makes A Divorce Contested?

If agreements cannot be reached about all or some aspects of the divorce, it is then considered contested, and the attorney’s real work begins. A contested divorce doesn’t necessarily mean that the involved parties have animosity toward one another, or that every decision is a conflict that needs to be resolved in a courtroom. It does mean, however, that certain aspects of the divorce are not mutually agreed upon and that further legal process is required to find a solution. The most common disagreements in a contested divorce are related to child custody, child support, and the division of marital assets, but each case has its own unique components.

Strategically Aggressive Representation In Contested Divorce

As you prepare to file for divorce, or as you discover that there are more disagreements than anticipated, you might think, “Do I need an aggressive divorce lawyer?” If you’re expecting a long battle with little compromise from the other party, the answer may well be yes – but it’s important to understand that “aggressive” does not mean cruel or spiteful. Instead, an aggressive divorce lawyer will help you navigate the often-difficult process of contested divorce, ensuring you get what you deserve and offering experienced counsel every step of the way.

As an attorney who is aggressive when needed, I won’t back down when the other party’s lawyer pushes for an unreasonable demand. I take your needs and desires into account and fight for your best interests in the areas of:

  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Property and debt division
  • Division of high-value or complex assets (vehicles, real estate, pensions, savings, retirement funds, etc.)

Attorneys feel compassion for their clients and understand the emotional weight of dissolving a marriage, but our focus is on the legal and financial components – not “getting back” at the other party. Instead, think of an aggressive divorce lawyer as someone tenacious and confident in their knowledge and research, who knows how to handle conflict with poise.

Contact The Firm For A Free Discussion Of Your Legal Options

Based in Scottsdale, Steven N. Cole, LLC, serves clients throughout the Phoenix metro. To schedule your free initial consultation with a highly experienced attorney, call me at 480-674-5475 or reach out online.