It is never easy to make a life-changing decision, especially when such a decision may upset some members of a family. Divorce is a common decision that tends to have a unique impact on each member of the household in question. Even if everyone agrees that it is a good decision, it does not guarantee that adapting to a new lifestyle in Arizona will be without stress.
Especially when there are children involved, spouses must resolve numerous issues regarding custody, child support, parenting time and other important matters. The court typically believes most children fare best when parents agree to share custody. However, in certain circumstances, a family court judge may find it is in the children’s best interest to award sole custody to one parent and grant the other parenting time.
Then again, sometimes the court restricts or prohibits visitation altogether, such as if the parent is deemed a detriment to children’s well-being because of abuse or neglect. If you plan to seek sole physical and legal custody of your children, you should be prepared to present evidence in court to convince the judge that you have just cause for doing so. For instance, if your ex is addicted to drugs or alcohol, and you fear for your children’s safety when they are with him or her, you will have to prove your suspicions in court.
Other divorce issues, such as property division, can also be complex and difficult to resolve. It is a lot less stressful when you allow an experienced family law attorney to advocate on your behalf in court. At Alongi Law Firm, PLLC, in Arizona, you can seek guidance and support that begins with a free phone consultation. Our experienced legal team is committed to helping you protect yours and your children’s interests as you make plans for a post-divorce future.