For more information about family law, please visit our Family Law page on our main website at www.lawyers-tucson.com
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption, or going through a break-up when there is a child involved and you are not married, or if you are experiencing the frustrations of divorce, or if the child was born before you married and now you are married and getting a divorce, or if you want to modify a current order, you will need a competent, qualified, experienced and assertive family law attorney in Arizona, an attorney who will be by your side to protect you when you are facing any of these important family issues. The Family Law lawyers at our firm will be there for you and will zealously advocate for your rights and for the protection of your family and loved ones, during any family law proceedings, including:
Adopting or the adoption of a child can brings happiness to a family. It can also bring hardship to a family giving up the child. And, if a biological parent changes their mind before or after the birth of the child and they decide to not allow the adoption of the child to go through, this can be devastating, and it can turn a joyous occasion into a nightmare. Our attorneys know the law and we know how to protect you as the adopting parent in any adoption or surrogate or reproduction matter. Our qualified lawyers will assist you throughout the complex legal process of adoption or birth, so that you can feel secure about your situation and so that the child’s well-being will be protected.
Our Family Law attorneys will work with you to prepare a proposed Parenting Plan and will litigate on your behalf so that the court can properly consider your Parenting Plan. If the court agrees to a plan, orders will need to be drafted to reflect that parenting Plan. In order for the Parenting Plan to be modified, you will need a substantial change in circumstances. Our family law attorneys will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home and in a home that will ensure they can grow up to be contributing and healthy adults.
There are many other issues or circumstances that will require you to hire a qualified family attorney to assist you, if they occur or to ensure that these things do not happen, such as and including:
You are not married and a child was born – you will need to file a Paternity suit and a Legal Decision Making and Visitation suit with the court.
You are married and you had a child with another man, not your husband – that child’s biological father will need to file a Paternity Suit and a Legal Decision Making and Visitation suit with the court while you are married and have the custody of the child adjudicated; and you may need to have to have the biological father of the child intervene in your divorce matter, if you are getting a divorce and the Paternity suit had not already been adjudicated.
A child was included in a Divorce suit that was not a child born to your marriage, and orders were entered as to that child – There are many problems that have occurred here and the case will likely need to be reopened and the orders vacated.
You just found out a child is not your child and the court has already ordered child support and custody orders – there may not be anything you can do. The matter would need to be researched.
Parents share the responsibility of raising their children and in Arizona support is calculated based on the income and assets of both parents and the amount of time the children are in the custody of each parent. Our experienced child custody attorneys will advocate for a fair financial support order to be entered between the parents, so that the children can receive proper support and can have a healthy and happy upbringing.
In Arizona, child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. The law requires that for a child support order to be modified, that there be a showing of a substantial change in circumstances.
If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in custody, or medial or other circumstances or in income, our qualified family law attorneys can help you file to have the child support orders modified to reflect current support and or situational issues, accordingly.
Our divorce lawyers will fight for your rights to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement or judgment in your matter — including your share of assets, the proper division of the marital debts, the division of the marital home or sale if necessary and the proper distribution of the equity in the home, distribution of automobiles, child support payments and child custody rights and visitation.
See our Divorce page on this website for more information about our Divorce representation: https://www.litigationlawyerstucson.com/practice-areas/divorce/
When Arizona child protective authorities interfere with your parental rights, you will need an experienced and skilled juvenile court attorneys and advocate who understands the law and how the dependency process works and who can be there for you as private counsel, not appointed, so that you have a chance of having your case properly heard and so that you have a chance at keeping your child(ren) in your custody. You will also need a confident attorney who can stand up for your rights before the authorities and who can deal with the bureaucratic red tape. Our family law juvenile attorneys have an excellent track record and they have a notable success rate in winning dependency cases before the Juvenile court. Our firm has defended numerous clients in the juvenile process and in having the custody of their children restored and returned to them.
Our attorneys are also skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Arizona and they know how to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often times provide a more expedient, predictable result to your matter, rather than letting a Judge decide at a trial. Our skilled attorneys are negotiators and are skilled in mediation and they will be there to help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement in mediation, should mediation be ordered by the court or agreed to by the parties.
See our Divorce page on this website for more information about our Mediation representation: https://www.litigationlawyerstucson.com/practice-areas/divorce/
Love can be blind, and the potential for financial loss excessive, if the marriage fails. Our attorneys recommend that you plan for the unexpected and draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect you and your spouse in the event of the unexpected and so that your financial interests are protected.
The Child Custody Attorneys at our firm in Tucson are experienced in all family law matters and we will be there to assist you. Call us at 520-202-0391 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney.