We Can Assist You With Family Law Document Preparation
Family law issues are difficult and emotional. Many times, when one party gets a lawyer involved, it makes matters worse because now the other side feels they have to hire an attorney in order to keep up. This tends to escalate things and feed conflict where it did not exist before. In the end, both parties end up spending much more than necessary on attorneys to obtain the same result.
Completing all of the documents you will need for a divorce in Arizona is not simple and can lead to serious problems if not completed correctly. If you use an attorney for the limited purposes of document preparation to assist you in getting the process started correctly, and the other party then hires a lawyer, you can always hire your attorney for full representation. There is no statute or rule that prevents you from doing so at any time during the process.
When both parties agree on all issues or have only a few minor things requiring a resolution, a document preparer can be useful in keeping both parties calm and resolving the dispute.
However, your documents need to be completed correctly and filed with the appropriate court, and perhaps delivered to the judge depending on what is being filed. There are specific statutes and rules of procedure that must be followed in order to get your case heard by the court. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of your case or even sanctions against you.
Assistance Throughout The Duration Of Your Legal Matter
At Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, we ensure the correct completion of the appropriate documents, as well as the completion of the correct procedures.
We can assist you with not only getting your legal documents filed, but also served on the other party, filed with the court, hand-delivered to the judge; having a hearing set, and keeping our clients apprised as to the next steps and anything they need to complete in order to comply with the required procedures.
We also ensure that you are prepared for court and are aware of the procedures of any given hearing.
At Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, we don’t just provide you with a set of documents and send you on your way. We continue to be available for questions as your case progresses.
We recognize that no two families are the same, and no two family law matters are the same. Boilerplate documents do not work in most cases. Each case has unique facts and circumstances that warrant customized documents. These “pleadings” express to the judge your position or agreements on any given issue. If not presented correctly, you may not get what you want.