An Attorney Advocating For Men Facing Divorce And Custody Concerns
While divorce laws in Arizona and around the country have evolved to equalize gender imbalances, many stigmas still persist that can negatively impact divorce outcomes for men, especially involving child custody, child support and visitation rights.
When you contact Steven N. Cole, LLC, you’ll have an experienced attorney who treats each case individually, based on its own unique circumstances and merits. For many men, especially fathers, this approach is a welcome reprieve from a system that can feel stacked against them. I take the time to carefully gather documents, establish a track record of behavior for both parties in the divorce, and fight for your rights as both a spouse and a parent.
Addressing Financial Support And Child Custody
While some families still conform to more traditional gender roles, many do not. Child care responsibilities, primary income, household labor, etc., are all normal and common for either spouse to attend to. In the event of a divorce, each party’s contributions need to be weighed equally.
In a contested divorce, I will conduct an in-depth discovery process to generate documentation and establish proof of your role in the household and as a parent. This critical step can make all the difference if the case goes before a judge and can be the determining factor in earning you child support, spousal support, and/or custody of your child.
Even in situations where custody is split or awarded to the other party, I will fight for your best interests in terms of support payments and getting you ample visitation time, working closely with you throughout the process to understand your needs and wants and pursuing them diligently.
Ensuring Fairness In Property Division
After the well-being of their children, men’s primary concerns often have to do with money and property. These concerns are prompted, in part, by persistent stereotypes about women “getting everything in the divorce.” Fortunately, laws have modernized to help prevent this from happening as a matter of course, but that doesn’t change the perceptions that some judges, the other party, or their attorneys may hold onto.
To give you the best chance at leveling the playing field, I work with you to document all assets, determine contributions to the household, list values of personal property, document savings and retirement accounts, and so on, all to get a crystal-clear picture of your finances and move forward with asset division free of surprises. I will also help you fight back against any unreasonable demands, help you understand where it’s best to be flexible, and provide knowledgeable counsel throughout each step of the divorce process.
Filing petitions, gathering paperwork, preparing for hearings and adhering to strict timelines require great attention to detail for the best outcomes. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it’s important to have an experienced attorney at your service.
Get The Help You Need – Contact Me Today
I have nearly 30 years of experience representing individuals in divorce cases of all kinds, including men and fathers who need tenacious advocates in a system often stacked against them. To discuss your options during a free consultation, call my office in Scottsdale at 480-674-5475. You can also reach out via email. Convenient evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.