The following is a list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts“ which, if followed, will save you from a lot of headaches in the future. Because you are already reading this website, you are well on your way to making an informed and educated decision regarding your Divorce in Arizona or other Family Law matters. Now take the next step and call Steven E. Sufrin to set up a free initial consultation today!
DO your homework regarding Divorce and contact Steven E. Sufrin to discuss your various options before engaging in a serious conversation about Divorce with your spouse.
DO establish Temporary Orders immediately! They will establish Child Support, Child Custody and visitation, as well as divide community assets and debts during your Divorce proceeding.
DO put all agreements into the Marital Settlement Agreement- only items in the “four corners of the document” are enforceable.
DO obey all terms and conditions of any existing Decree of Dissolution until it can be officially Modified.
DO NOT get into a yelling match and announce to your spouse that you are “going to go to a Divorce lawyer this week”! Disclosing your intentions may leave you with a maxed out credit card, no money in your bank account and a spouse who is now out of state with your children.
DO NOT wait to request Child Support, Child Custody and visitation! If you wait you may not receive your Child Support or see your children in the near future.
DO NOT enter into side agreements outside of the written Marital Settlement Agreement. These are normally not enforceable and should be avoided.
DO NOT get upset and disobey an existing Decree of Dissolution’s terms before you get it officially Modified. The Judge may hold you in Contempt of Court!
Our experienced family law attorneys will help you through this difficult process. It is important to have a trusted and knowledgeable partner who will act beyond aggressively in protecting your rights in an Arizona divorce.
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