Professional & Compassionate Family Law & Divorce Representation
At Hutto Law, our team of lawyers and paralegals are extremely well-versed in all areas of Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage) with and without children involved, Child Custody (Establishing Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time)”, Child Support, Spousal Support (Spousal Maintenance) and other areas of family law.
Our legal team prides itself on providing personalized and dedicated representation of individuals and families throughout Arizona. Whether it is fighting to keep a child in Arizona, relocating a child to Alaska, dividing up assets like houses, cars, credit card miles, or simply fighting to keep child support at an appropriate value, we have the experience and knowledge to handle your case.
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Divorce Involving Children
If you have recently decided to get a divorce, or if you are just now in the process of reviewing your options for a divorce involving children, you probably already know, dissolution of marriage is never easy — and when you add children of any age to the process, it can become that much more emotional, stressful, and mentally and financially taxing. Our divorce lawyers are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of a divorce involving children.
Divorce Not Involving Children
When it comes to divorce in Arizona and there aren’t any children under the age of 18 involved, the process may appear to be more straightforward. However, as with any dissolution of marriage, many complications can still become an issue. There will always be the process of property division, spousal maintenance, and other factors to consider. This is why it is always recommended to have a law firm on your side that extensively understands divorce law inside and out.
Child custody and legal decision-making can be the most difficult and most common factors of a divorce. There are multiple scenarios and things to consider when establishing child custody, or modifying custody. These include topics that circle around what is in the best interest of the child. Regardless of a contested or uncontested divorce, there are many other types of child custody to consider such as legal decision making, joint custody, sole custody, and physical custody.
During the divorce process in Arizona, one of the most important factors, when children under the age of 18 years old are involved, is establishing child support. Our family law team will effectively help navigate and establish child support that is in the best interest of the child. We are also experienced in the event the parents’ circumstances may have changed and required a modification of the child support order. Child support guidelines are used to help calculate the amount of child support to order to provide for children’s needs.
Contested vs Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce in Arizona is generally easier to handle for both parties and their attorneys and is most common among couples who don’t have much property or debts to divide or any children for whom they must find a way to share custody and establish child support. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses have agreed on all issues that pertain to the divorce. In a contested divorce, the parties are unable to arrive at an agreement regarding all or some of the key issues.
There are some situations in Arizona under which grandparents might need to seek custody of their grandchildren or adopt them. In other cases, grandparents might be prevented from seeing their grandchildren by the children’s parents. Getting help from the Law Office of Daniel Hutto can help grandparents gather evidence and present it in a way that supports the reasons for requesting visitation and that shows that receiving visitation would be in the child’s best interests.
Community Property Division
When it comes to divorce without children under the age of 18 years old, many people make the mistake of not hiring a Phoenix divorce attorney to assist with their divorce. Or, they often try to obtain a cheap Arizona divorce online, falsely assuming it will be quick and easy. Regardless if you are going through a divorce with children or if it does not involve children, the process of any divorce can have potential issues happen and there are many other factors that will influence you and your spouse’s lives.
Spousal Support / Alimony
In Arizona, either spouse in a divorce can ask the court to issue an order for spousal maintenance, also known as spousal support or alimony. However, spousal maintenance or spousal support will not be automatically awarded when it is requested. Instead, spousal maintenance will be issued in cases in which it is needed to help the lower-earning spouse to become financially independent by completing education or training.
Order of Protection / Restraining Order
If you think you may need a protective order in Arizona, it’s important that you first know exactly what that means. An Order of Protection is served for the purpose of restraining a person from committing an act of domestic violence or harassment against another person or group of people. In Arizona, any court can both review a petition and issue an order of protection. An Arizona family law attorney with years of experience in orders of protection will have specific information on the court needed for your filing.
Same-Sex Family Law
Same-sex marriage law involving areas such as gay marriage, divorce, custody, and same-sex parent adoption remains an evolving body of law. People who are encountering same-sex family law issues might benefit from getting help from an experienced family law and same-sex divorce attorney at the Law Office of Daniel Hutto. If you are in a same-sex relationship, you might encounter any number of different same-sex marriage law issues. Working with a lawyer who keeps current with the changes in the laws that impact same-sex couples is important for protecting your rights.
Child Adoption / Termination of Parental Rights
Adoption in Arizona can be both a beautiful thing and a daunting task. There are many reasons why a person or couple would like to adopt a child and, many reasons for a parent to give up parental rights to a child. In either case, the most important factor in that decision-making process is what is best for that child. A family law and Arizona adoption attorney at the Law Office of Daniel Hutto can explain the process and what you might expect, given your specific circumstances.
The Importance of a Law Firm that Knows All Angles of Family Law On Your Side
Issues pertaining to all areas of family law and divorce can be difficult and overwhelming. That is why we are here to help. Our dedication and compassion to our clients are unmatched. We treat all clients as if they were our own family. Speak with our family law attorneys today and learn what sets us apart from other law firms in Arizona.