Frequently Asked Questions About Arizona Divorce
Going through a divorce is a deeply personal and emotional experience. You deserve to have someone on your side, with your interests at heart, to support and guide you.
At Petersen Law Firm, PLLC, Tucson residents benefit from family law services that go above and beyond. If you bring your divorce case to me, not only will I answer your questions, but I’ll ensure you understand all your options. My unwavering dedication to my clients is backed by extensive experience in the courtroom. You do not have to go through this alone.
How Long Will My Divorce Take?
Every couple is different, so every divorce is also. If a couple has been married a relatively short time and has no children, things can move along quickly. When children or significant financial assets are involved, there will be more time spent in negotiations. In any case, there is always a 60-day waiting period between serving the divorce papers and finalization of the divorce.
Do I Have To Go To Court?
Not necessarily. If the divorce is uncontested, you are free to negotiate their own agreements regarding child custody, property division, and other issues that are then approved by the court. As your attorney, I can help you negotiate a positive outcome.
Can I Handle My Own Divorce?
You are not required to have your divorce handled by an attorney, but you do not have to go through this alone. Having an attorney on your side means you have someone fighting for your interests, such as how property will be divided. I will treat your case with the same seriousness you do, advocating for your future while you focus on moving on.
Can Someone In A Covenant Marriage File For Divorce?
Yes, but the process varies slightly. Most divorces are “no-fault”, meaning you do not have to cite a specific reason for ending the marriage. Covenant marriages have an extra layer of commitment, so someone seeking a divorce must tell the court why they want to end the relationship. Grounds for ending a covenant marriage include adultery, physical or sexual abuse, drug addiction, alcoholism, and abandonment.