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First step in getting a divorce? Actually filing for one

The thought of getting divorced can understandably be confusing and stressful. After all, during a divorce, you and your spouse are essentially untangling your lives both emotionally and financially. The more strongly your lives intertwine, and the longer they are intertwined, the more difficult the process can be.

Spousal maintenance may keep you financially strong post-divorce

The dissolution of a marriage is never an easy process to navigate due to the financial and emotional challenges involved. During the process of divorce, one of the biggest areas of contention involves determining if one spouse should have to pay alimony to the other one.

Does your divorce include a hostile aggressive parent?

When you made the final decision to file divorce papers in an Arizona court, you likely understood that you'd be facing several challenges in your near future. Depending on the tone of communication between you and your soon-to-be former spouse, you may or may not have believed that most obstacles would be fairly easy to overcome if you both worked together to come to an amicable end to your marital relationship. If you have children, you may have been especially concerned with issues regarding their futures.

How will you handle inheritance after divorce?

Whether it's the inheritance you get or the one you leave behind to your children, you may find yourself wondering how divorce will affect the inheritance. Passing along your legacy can be an important goal for you and a useful tool for your adult children. Additionally, your parents probably wanted to ensure that you can use the money and assets that they gifted to you, and not your ex.

Ensuring that your business lives on when your marriage cannot

The end of a marriage may be one of the most stressful and daunting life changes one may ever face. Along with potentially being an emotional rollercoaster, there are numerous aspects involved in the process, such as property division, that can have a significant impact on your financial future.

What to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement

Does the mention of a prenuptial agreement make you squirm? What you may not realize is that, through statutes, case law and more, the state of Arizona has a written prenuptial agreement already prepared for every couple who gets married. You have the opportunity to tailor that agreement to fit your requirements and protect your interests in your own, unique contract.

Multiply your chances of good asset division with a lawyer's help

A very long time ago, a wise person said, "All good things must come to an end." That's a bit of a sad thought, but surely the opposite is true as well, that all not-so-good things must also come to an end. Perhaps your marriage falls into the second category.

Legal guidance can prove invaluable for out-of-court settlements

Out-of-court divorce settlements and property division are becoming the chosen method for many divorcing couples. If you are under the impression that you do not need an attorney when you choose to negotiate your divorce, you might want to give that idea some thought. Navigating the process may be significantly less stressful if you have an experienced attorney on your side to provide support and guidance along with valuable input that could substantially benefit your future.

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