Divorces can be lengthy and complex processes. If one or more issues cannot be settled independently by the spouses themselves, the divorce is considered to be contested. This usually means that the couple will need to go to court to resolve their differences or pursue mediation.
At the Obi Law Group we assist clients who are interested in using both traditional and collaborative models for marriage dissolution and the resolution of family law matters. We prioritize helping our clients find different ways to achieve finality in difficult family disputes, in a civil, kind and fair way.
The family law attorneys at Obi Law Group understand how difficult the divorce process can be, especially when there are multiple points of disagreement between the spouses. We provide heartfelt counsel, honest and dedicated support to our clients. No matter how trying your divorce may seem, we can advise and represent you with compassion and protect your interests during your divorce. Our attorneys specialize in complex family law and marital property dispute resolution, specializing in divorce occurring within a family business or enterprise.
What Issues Need To Be Resolved?
A contested divorce indicates there is disagreement about one or more issues pertaining to how the divorce is to work. Ask our attorneys how best to settle your disagreements in a timely manner through mediation, and if necessary, litigation.
Common areas of disagreement include:
No two divorces are alike. The length of your marriage, the size and complexity of your estate, the presence of minor children, and many other factors will make your proceedings unique. While the idea of a quick uncontested divorce is tempting, it should not be undertaken at the expense of your parental rights or property rights. Conversely, you cannot be so intent on “winning” your divorce that you obsess about the wrong issues or litigate without regard to the costs or consequences.
We encourage amicable and productive settlements, providing the perspective and creative solutions to avoid an unnecessary fight. But we are proven trial lawyers who are always prepared go to court to protect you and your children and to achieve your objectives.
A Comprehensive, Client-Centered Approach To Divorce
Whether you are initiating a dissolution or you were served with papers, divorce is overwhelming. You need to be very clear about what you are fighting for — and what is worth fighting for. We address every facet of divorce, attending to the critical details without losing sight of the big picture:
Collaborative Law Divorce
The most commonly understood collaborative law divorce model is one in which the parties work together cooperatively, yet informally, to achieve a result that serves the highest good for the family. Parties who are using an informal collaborative law divorce model to resolve their matter may do so with the assistance of mediators, parenting coordinators, parenting conference providers and/or alternative dispute resolution. Parties who utilize the informal collaborative law divorce model may do so with or without the assistance of attorneys. The decision by two parties to proceed collaboratively, yet informally, is an unwritten commitment they are making to each other and the family.
The second, less well-known, collaborative law divorce model is “full team interdisciplinary collaborative divorce”. Parties interested in pursuing this newly emerging resolution method enter into a written contract at the onset of the case in which they agree to resolve their case without taking the matter to trial.
Each party must retain an attorney and a mental health coach. If there are children involved, the parties must jointly retain a mental health specialist to act as the voice of the children. Additionally, the parties must retain a financial professional who will provide information and projections regarding assets and liabilities.
The parties and the team of professionals schedule all future case meetings at the onset of the matter. This ensures the parties know when the case will be done, as well as the projected cost of the case to completion. As in any situation, case fees and costs could be more (or less) depending upon the issues needing to be resolved and each party’s readiness and willingness to move forward as scheduled.
The full team interdisciplinary collaborative law divorce method with our Phoenix family law group ensures that parties have the resources available to address every potential issue that could arise in the course of working through the case matters. In the event emotional issues arise, the mental health coaches are qualified to assist the parties in managing those emotions. If the children are experiencing trauma over the divorce and action needs to be taken, the children’s attorney is in a position to speak for the children.
Finally, if either party is unsure as to what the financial picture might look like post-divorce, the information prepared by the financial specialist could alleviate some of those concerns.
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