A good lawyer, like the ones at Arizona Family Law Attorneys,
will communicate every step of the way. We can take out the anxiety and
the help you understand that this is not an ambiguous process. We guide
you through the entire course of action and help you make life changing,
Arizona is a
community property state. This means that any property or assets that were gained during the marriage
have to be evenly divided. Even if the name of the deed is yours, you
may still have to share it with your spouse.
How will the marital home and other real estate be divided? What about
pensions and investments or your retirement? Happily, we have years of
experience dealing with this type of experience and we can make sure you
get what is rightfully yours.
Another issue is child custody. There are two types of custody: legal and
physical custody. Legal custody allows you to make all the decisions about
your child, such as what health care they receive, what school they go
to and what their general welfare will be. Physical custody defines where
your child will live. It will also outline the amount of parenting time
each of you will get.
In Arizona, the move is toward shared custody, which means both of you
get equal time. New legislation, effective in 2013, states that all parenting
will be 50-50 unless one parent can prove why that must not happen.