Ending a marriage can be a difficult process, and in most cases, a divorce triggers emotions that will affect your life and the lives of those around you at the present time, and for a long time going forward. How you handle a divorce can determine whether you and your spouse are able to move forward positively or face a contentious future. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC our Tucson Pima County metroplex Divorce lawyers and our Maricopa Phoenix metroplex Divorce attorney, are qualified family law advocates with 85 years of combined legal experience. At every stage of your case, our attorneys will focus their attention on your specific goals. We take the time to listen to you so that we can structure a strategy to obtain fair terms relating to property division, child custody and alimony.
No two marriages or divorces are alike. When children and property are involved, the situation can become complicated quickly. Throughout Pima County and the surrounding area, our lawyers ease tensions and simplify matters by explaining legal issues such as:
Whether your divorce is amicable or highly disputed and contested, our trusting and knowledgeable divorce attorneys will take the time to listen to your concerns, review your estate and answer all of your questions.
We support the efforts of parents who wish to reach an agreement as to parenting time and legal decision making, on mutually acceptable terms. If this is impossible, our seasoned lawyers outline the factors that come into play when a court determines what is in a child’s best interests. Our personal approach to each matter means that we can construct a thorough argument for a resolution that meets your child’s physical, emotional, educational and social needs.
When parents of minor children no longer live together, or if the parents of the child never lived together, state law mandates that both biological parents, or adopted parents, contribute to their children’s financial needs. In Arizona, the court will set child support amounts based on a formula that includes the income of both parents, the amount of time the child spends at each home, medical expenses, childcare costs, and other factors, or the parties can agree for one of the parents to not pay child support or that no child support be paid at all. If child support is ordered or even if not ordered, many orders have to be drafted and filed with the court in order to ensure that child support is collected or ordered not to be paid. Either way, you will need a qualified child support attorney to assist you in making sure the accurate amount is calculated and that the proper orders get filed with the court.
If a child support request leads to an unfair outcome in the payment of child support, for any reason, our experienced child support lawyers can file draft and file to modify that order and ask the court for a revision. We also handle child support enforcement and modification actions when appropriate.
Arizona is a community property state, so if a couple cannot agree on dividing their assets, the court is compelled to divide the value of marital property evenly. Our firm examines all of the relevant property, including items that are often overlooked such as retirement accounts held before marriage and accruing interest while married, other accounts held before marriage and other property benefits, such as increases in real property. From there, we advocate a solution that truly leaves each party with an equal distribution and portion of the marital estate. For more information, see our Property Division page.
Goldstein & Scopellite, PC represents Arizona clients in divorces, with or without children, and related matters, such as property disputes, Parenting time and legal decision-making disputes. Please call us at 520-365-3185 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Tucson office.