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Divorce And Custody Representation Tailored To The Needs Of Wives And Mothers

In the past, many state laws tended to favor women in divorces, including laws in Arizona. As times have changed, laws have modernized to give equal footing to both parties in the event of a divorce. That means, however, that divorcing women need reliable representation. At Steven N. Cole, LLC, I provide high-quality legal counsel backed by nearly 30 years of experience.

Establishing custody, determining child support payments, working out visitation times, and so many other crucial components of parenting are often front and center in divorce disputes. I understand that these are emotionally sensitive issues. As such, I take the time to truly listen to your concerns, take careful account of all circumstances, and help you determine a realistic plan of action in the best interest of you and your children.

Helping Mothers Seek Custody And Related Financial Support

My firm stands for the rights of women and mothers, and I have the knowledge and skill to help navigate even the most complex contested divorces. I assist in the discovery process to ensure that all relevant information is documented and presented to the appropriate parties, and I will advocate for your parental rights if your case needs to go before a judge.

Most of the legal actions taken in divorce cases must be based on documentation. Accusations and disagreements can play a role, but for a judge making a determination about your case, hard evidence is always more valuable. If you’ve been separated from your spouse prior to filing for divorce, I will help you create documentation showing who spends the majority of time with the children, who is providing primary care and who is handling costs like medical bills and school supplies.

Factors That Can Significantly Sway A Custody Ruling

Some factors can drastically affect a judge’s ruling about custody and visitation. Under Arizona law, some aspects of personal history can prevent the court from allowing a parent visitation rights, including:

  • Excessive or addictive gambling
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • A history of physical abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Other behaviors determined to pose a risk to a child’s physical, emotional, moral and developmental well-being

During the discovery process, I will also develop strategies for gathering evidence about the other party’s present behavior and establish a track record of your contributions as a parent.

Finding The Right Solutions For You And Your Children

No two divorce cases are exactly the same, and I understand the subtle nuance that drives parental concerns. I listen attentively to your needs, gather evidence and information that helps support your wishes, and work closely with you throughout the divorce process to ensure that rulings, agreements and settlements work for you and your children.

This process often involves some degree of negotiation. I utilize my considerable legal experience to advise clients about where to be flexible, where to stand firm, and how to find amicable solutions that lead to lasting agreements about custody, child support, visitation, legal decision-making rights, and beyond.

Contact My Firm For A Free Case Evaluation

Fears and worries are often greatest during the early stages of divorce, but speaking to an experienced attorney can be a huge help. To take advantage of a free initial consultations about your rights and legal options, call my office in Scottsdale at 480-674-5475. You can also fill out my online contact form.