A Family Law Attorney Guiding Clients Through Uncontested Divorce
Arizona divorces fall into several distinct categories. An uncontested divorce is when one party files a petition for dissolution of marriage, and both spouses agree to the terms of the divorce. While an uncontested divorce is often the least complicated divorce option, it still requires an attorney’s professional experience and attention to detail. In Scottsdale and throughout the Phoenix metro area, you can find the help you are looking for at Steven N. Cole, LLC.
How Does Uncontested Divorce Work?
To qualify as an uncontested divorce, Arizona law requires meeting the following criteria:
- The marriage must be “irretrievably broken,” meaning there is no reasonable possibility that the spouses will get back together
- Both spouses must agree to the division of all marital property and debts
- Both spouses agree on the issue of spousal support
There are, however, many necessary considerations even in this seemingly simple scenario. In Arizona, uncontested divorces may proceed by default, by consent decree, or by agreement, among other options, each requiring that certain conditions are met and the appropriate paperwork is submitted. Dependent on a number of factors, including children, next steps may include mediation, hearings and, ultimately, a judge’s decision. Each of these phases involve strict timelines, document submission, notarization and other official agreements, all of which can be streamlined by working with an experienced Phoenix divorce attorney.
Step-By-Step Assistance With Your Case
Regardless of your unique circumstances and the exact nature of your divorce, I can assist you with all aspects of your case, including:
- Affidavit for Default
- Consent Decree
- Spousal maintenance/alimony
- Division of property
- Child support matters
- Visitation agreements
- Submission timelines
I will stay by your side every step of the way, ensuring that you maintain a thorough understanding of the entire process, your next steps, and what to expect as your uncontested divorce reaches legal resolution.
I am also committed to providing compassionate service. Even in the most ideal circumstances, going through a divorce can be an emotionally difficult time. I work closely with my clients to lighten the load, guide them through the process, and achieve the results they’re looking for, all with the understanding that this is a sensitive time in your life. Emotions may be running high, and that kindness, compassion and patience can go a long way.
Discuss Your Options With A Knowledgeable Attorney For Free
If you’re not sure what type of Arizona divorce filing is best for your exact situation, contact me for a free initial consultation. I would be happy to provide guidance and recommendations backed by nearly three decades of experience. To get started, send me an email or call my office in Scottsdale at 480-674-5475.