Your Arizona family law attorneys are certain to change life as you now know it. You need to be fully prepared for those changes. As the legal compass in this life-changing process, our job as divorce attorneys is to provide a strong hand in guiding clients through the divorce and child custody proceedings. We want to help you make reasoned choices and good decisions that work for you and your children. Divorce ends the marriage, yes. But divorce is also the beginning of your new life. A potentially much better way of life for you and your family.
At Jensen Family Law we work very hard for every client, each client is important to us and we understand that a lot of stress in their lives when family law issues are involved. They matter to us, we are here to serve them. We desire to achieve the happiness and well-being of the children of our clients. As family law attorneys in Arizona, each of our attorneys, understand that each family matters more than anything else. At our law firm, the team of family lawyers and paralegals will work on your side of the legal issue, you can rest assured that our team of family law attorneys, paralegals, and every member of our law firm team are doing everything they can to obtain the best possible outcome in your family law case.
One of our Arizona divorce lawyers can help you understand and navigate the legal challenges ahead, which will allow you to start building a new life for yourself and a brighter future for your children. When you are ready to discuss with someone at our Arizona law firm about your legal issues, we promise to listen and never judge
Regardless of the type of your Arizona family law case is a divorce with minor children or an issue of custody between co-parents, the Arizona family court process is confusing and can get frustrating. During the course of the family law case process, important decisions will be made. These family law decisions can be difficult, many times they become a painful process as one faces mistakes and learns better to understand the changes needed in one’s life or the lives of their children. Developing a parenting plan for co-parents is never a simple or easy task. However, at the end of a family law case, the result should be a parenting plan that the co-parents agree on and is in the best interests of the children involved and will last until each child becomes an adult. As family law attorneys in Arizona, we know that evidence of good parenting from reports, documents, social media, testimony, expert witnesses, and other sources, is essential to a winning custody strategy. And is essential to fully protect your right to co-parent and enjoy equal access to your son and daughter.
The whole notion of court-ordered legal control and physical possession of one’s own children is a strange concept for many parents, at first. But most people adjust to the new lexicon quickly and, with the assistance of good lawyers, come to understand why custody negotiations and custody mediation are so very important to a positive outcome. A parenting plan that is best for children and works well for both parents.
Prior to filing for divorce, few parents have reason to think of child-rearing as taking place in two households. However, that is precisely what occurs with most custody arrangements today. Many fathers are very involved in their children’s daily lives before the divorce, and they hope to maintain and build those bonds after the divorce is over.
Arizona family law has specific terms for two basic parental roles: legal decision-making and parenting time. Joint legal decision-making and equal parenting time are not at all uncommon, although your case may or may not follow that pattern. Every case is different.
Understandably, discussing these unfamiliar legal concepts with a lawyer and inserting your children’s names can be emotionally draining. It helps to share common ground; attorneys with Stewart Law Group are parents, too. When we say we understand how unsettling this may be for you, we mean it. We appreciate the deeply held values and intense emotions that accompany serious discussions about our children. As divorce lawyers, we will help with every legal aspect of your case. If you desire a referral for additional support, then we can also direct you to divorce counselors and other advisors who can help you manage the emotional turmoil and mental stress associated with divorce and child custody.
As part of the custody case, our legal team works with child custody evaluators, mediators, parenting coordinators, mental health professionals, and best interest attorneys, among others. All of whom may be involved, in one way or another, to help the parties resolve disputes and to assist the court in determining what parenting plan terms are in the children’s best interests. This is a tall order, but we do it every day and do it well.
Child support will be ordered in conjunction with custody orders. Calculations are made under the Arizona child support guidelines. Because we have such guidelines, child support tends to be one of the more predictable aspects of the case. Although the court may deviate from guidelines for good cause by increasing or decreasing the amount of child support to be paid by the obligor parent.
Child custody determinations can be among the most difficult cases, but there are ways to improve success. Experienced attorneys know best how to help clients negotiate an agreement to a parenting plan. And if an agreement is not reached, how to litigate the important remaining issues strategically and persuasively. Never do the Arizona child custody lawyers at our law firm lose sight of the need to always assist clients in choosing the path that is in the best interests of the children.
In every divorce in Arizona or legal separation, there may be an award of financial support for one spouse to be paid by the other. No, this is not alimony. Instead, such financial support is in the form of spousal maintenance which is ordered without regard to the recipient’s sex or gender. Visit our spousal maintenance information hub for more details.
For the economically dependent spouse, receiving regular support payments is often an integral aspect of a plan for that party’s financial stability and eventual economic independence. Spousal maintenance may be available to help with college tuition, job retraining, or employment rehabilitation. For older spouses who were married for many years, and who lack the skills or education to become economically independent, long-term spousal support may be something to ask for. Perhaps paid until full retirement age under Social Security or until private pension benefits are received as part of the retirement division.
For the party who is asked to continue supporting a former spouse, a reasonable plan for how long payments should last, and what the money is intended to provide for, should be carefully investigated and negotiated. The obligor should not be so overburdened with debt that his or her financial stability is jeopardized, especially when child support must also be paid. There is much to consider in determining what is fair and reasonable when it comes to spousal maintenance. Analysis from a vocational rehabilitation expert may be needed, along with other expert testimony.
Divorce and custody matters are typically stressful and can be emotionally challenging. Because so many of these cases are personal in nature it can cause many to become overwhelmed easily. Each part of the case can require one part of your attention in protecting today’s interests while considering your future needs and the future needs of your children.
The mindset you determine to have while you work through sensitive issues now can have a profound effect on future relationships. Each of the Arizona family law attorneys at Jensen Family Law, always put each client’s interest first. Each family really does matter to us. We understand the daily challenges our clients have. Coming to the decision to end any marriage long or short is emotionally and mentally difficult. We have found in our experience that once a decision has been reached it’s typically in your best interest to approach the divorce process from a rational and practical approach. We understand how difficult that can be given the emotional issues and the lifelong impact these decisions can have on not only yourself but children. We are here for you. We will walk you through the process and help you all along the way.
Please take time to reach out you one of our Arizona Family Law Attorneys to discuss a path to a brighter future.
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Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then turn left and Destination will be on the right.
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