Divorce Attorney Scottsdale, Arizona
Experienced Scottsdale divorce lawyers offer compassionate counsel
At Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be to dissolve a marriage. The process not only affects the divorcing spouses, but their children, other family members and even their financial well-being. In more than 60 combined years assisting Arizona clients, attorneys Richard W. Clark and Michael P. Schloss have established themselves as skilled, compassionate counselors for clients whose marriage is ending. For each person we represent, we pursue not only favorable terms for property division and child support, but also a comprehensive resolution that addresses all of your family’s needs.
Lawyers guiding clients through the Arizona divorce process
As you embark on a new life, you can trust that Clark & Schloss will serve as caring guides through the divorce process. We will make sure that you understand legal issues such as:
- No-fault filing — Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. Though you might have strong justification for seeking a divorce, it does not matter which spouse bears the blame when adjudicating key issues. Understanding this, it is our goal to help you focus on moving ahead, taking into consideration your feelings and reasons.
- Documents and disclosures — To launch your divorce proceeding, several legal documents are required. For example, each spouse must file an Affidavit of Financial Information. We can help you prepare and execute all paperwork in a professional manner that includes all required supplemental materials. Furthermore, we have the experience and knowledge to review your spouse’s document to see whether something was omitted.
- Contested and uncontested divorce — An uncontested divorce saves both parties time and money as well as the aggravation and uncertainty of litigation. Strong counsel is still necessary to negotiate fair terms for property division, child support and spousal support. Once an agreement is reached, Clark & Schloss can prepare the documents to dissolve the marriage legally. If your divorce is contested, however, you are in good hands: we draw upon more than four decades of combined experience fighting for our clients’ rights.
Whether your breakup is amicable or contested, we will be there advising you on the best way to achieve a successful resolution, whether that is through negotiation or in court.
Advocates striving to ensure that child support is appropriate
If a divorcing couple has minor children, concern for their welfare must be paramount. Clark & Schloss handles child support disputes by focusing on the children’s needs and working to arrange fair financial terms pursuant to Arizona law. Arizona courts examine the actual and potential income of each parent while also reviewing other factors, such as time spent in supervising the children. If you and your partner cannot work out an agreement, we will make sure that the court has a complete, accurate picture of the circumstances to protect your interests and those of your children.
Seeking custody decisions that protect you and your kids
Arizona courts now recognize that in most cases, it is in the child’s best interests for parents to share custody, which is now referred to as legal decision-making authority. Further, Arizona law requires divorced couples to make parenting time plans that benefit both the child and noncustodial parent. Our attorneys know that every custody case is unique, but in all cases, we work toward what is best for you and your kids.
Working to enable a fair property division
When a couple can come to a mutually acceptable compromise on property division, it aids the divorce process greatly. If this cannot be accomplished, since Arizona is a community property state, most assets are divided based on what the court believes is an equitable resolution. That division does not always mean an even split, but we can help ensure that marital property and other contributions are evaluated appropriately.
Contact Scottsdale divorce lawyers for a free initial consultation
For knowledgeable counsel on divorce and other family law concerns, call Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C. at 602-789-3497 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Scottsdale. Plenty of free parking is available at our office on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, and we are always willing to work within your schedule.