Divorce proceedings are among the most emotionally-charged legal circumstances people will ever face. In particular, divorce threatens the familiar structure of families with children and leaves parents questioning what their future relationships with their children will look like. To navigate divorce proceedings as smoothly as possible, and to ensure the protection of your and your children’s best interests, consult with a knowledgeable Tucson divorce attorney before starting a Tucson divorce on your own.
At the Karnas Law Firm, we are committed to acting as a steadying presence in the lives of our clients as they face divorce. Our family lawyers in Tucson provide knowledgeable and clear explanations of your rights and options at each step in the process, giving you the information you need to make the best decisions possible for you and your children. If you are facing a divorce or seeking to modify a divorce decree that no longer serves the situation, please call our Tucson office at (520) 571-9700.
What to Know about Divorce in Tucson
A divorce in Arizona is a dissolution of marriage. Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that the law does not consider either party “at fault” for the divorce. Unless you have a covenant marriage, you do not need a reason or “grounds” for divorce. Rather, at least one of the two parties must show that the marriage is irretrievably broken. To file for divorce in Tucson, at least one of the parties must show that he or she has been a resident of Arizona for at least 90 days prior to filing the petition for the dissolution of marriage.
Considerations for Divorce
The divorce process will provide a framework that will structure your life following the split, as well as the relationship that you will have with your children. It is important that you have the best possible representation by your side to ensure the best possible outcome.
Many heated discussions take place during divorce proceedings. Among the most pressing issues decided upon are:
- Property and debt division
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Parenting time, legal decision-making, and child support
With the help of a divorce lawyer, spouses may be able to decide upon these pertinent issues themselves. When spouses cannot agree, the court steps in and considers all aspects of the case to determine a resolution. Our attorneys are committed to protecting your rights while working toward efficient and effective decisions that will serve your best interests and those of your children.
Tucson Divorce Modification Lawyers
Over time, the details of a divorce – particularly support and parenting time issues – may no longer reflect the changes that have occurred in the lives of those involved, both parents and children. Our firm will help you seek an appropriate modification to your divorce decree so that it continues to serve the best interests of your children and reflect personal changes in circumstances.
For all matters concerning divorce in Tucson, speak with Karnas Law Firm attorneys. For over 50 years, we have represented individuals navigating confusing and emotionally-trying legal circumstances and have helped them achieve favorable terms. Reach our Tucson office by calling (520) 571-9700 or contact us online for a free consultation.