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What You Need To Know About Arizona Family Law

Should I Settle My Case or Go to Trial:

Based upon the substantial experience of our Arizona divorce and Arizona family law attorneys, we counsel our clients to amicably resolve and settle their cases whenever they can do so without giving up what they are legally and equitably entitled to receive under the law.

Settlement can be achieved through informal settlement discussions or through formal mediation, which can be through the courts or through a private mediator. Our family law attorneys will negotiate on your behalf, provide you with the necessary resources and assist you in evaluation of settlement offers, assist you in formulating appropriate any counter offer you wish to make, and working through the emotionally difficult negotiation process. An appropriate settlement agreement must include planning for the financial future of you and your children. While our family law attorneys understand the emotions that you will be going through, we are trained to remain free of the emotion and help you evaluate your case and any possible settlement issues logically.

While we try in every case to settle all of the issues without the need for court involvement, in certain cases certain issues must be resolved by the Court through trial. The attorneys at McGuire Gardner are experienced professionals having been through many trials and will work with you to gather the relevant evidence and witnesses, and will present your case to the Court so that the assigned Judge will be able to resolve the issue or issues equitably and as required under Arizona Statutes.

While our attorneys are very aggressive in a trial setting, we have found that negotiations are better accomplished working with the opposing attorney or opposing counsel in a professional, cordial, and amicable fashion.

Whether we resolve your case through amicable settlement, or after a hard fought trial, our attorneys will prepare all forms and settlement documents necessary to bring your case to conclusion.

The determination on how parents will share custody, both legal and physical, must always be focused on the best interests of the child.

Do I Need A Prenuptial (or Premarital) Agreement?

Like a seatbelt, when you utilize a prenuptial agreement you hope that you never need it. Also, like a seatbelt, in the unexpected event that you do need it, it can save a lot of pain and frustration later on. Because Arizona law is written to protect the rights of all spouses throughout the state, the law must assume that all citizens are equally situated. This, however, is certainly not the case. By utilizing a prenuptial agreement, parties can contractually agree to specific division of assets, debts, and resolve other financial issues in a way that benefits both parties, thus overriding Arizona law for their specific case.

Generally prenuptial agreements are utilized by couples when one or more of the couples has children from a previous marriage, has substantial assets or debts from a previous marriage, or has business interests that her or she desires to retain has his or her sole and separate property.

For your free initial telephonic divorce or family law consultation, please contact the law offices of McGuire Gardner P.L.L.C. today, and speak with one of our divorce lawyers experienced in family law cases.

Our Divorce and Family Lawyer's Telephone Numbers:
East Valley (Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert) (480) 559-8101
Phoenix and throughout Maricopa County: (800) 899-2730
Flagstaff, Prescott, Verde Valley, and Northern Arizona: (928) 225 2597
Toll Free: (800) 899-2730

In addition to answering your questions about the law by phone, you may also contact us online or by email. We will promptly reply, scheduling your free initial consultation by telephone, provide driving directions or AZ maps to one of our offices right in your community, and assist you in scheduling a time for you to meet with any attorney to start your case.

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.