Family Law

Family Law Services in Tucson

When you work with McNorton Fox PLLC, you’re not working with a firm that will hand off your case to other lawyers. We believe the best service comes from having a personal connection with our clients, so our team handles every case we accept, from beginning to end. We work directly with you and take the time to learn about your situation to provide you with personalized solutions. 

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Divorce Proceedings and Legal Support in Tucson

When spouses decide their marriage is “irretrievably broken,” they can pursue a dissolution of marriage, also known as a divorce, to legally determine that the marriage is no longer valid. Every divorce case is unique. Spouses must evaluate their exact situation and negotiate things like alimony, custody, child support, and the division of property. Our team can help you navigate the divorce process and negotiate amicable solutions to any disputes that may arise. 

Establishing Paternity and Parental Rights in Arizona

In Arizona, paternity is directly tied to a father’s legal privileges. Whether you’re a father seeking parental custody rights or a mother who needs help procuring financial support for your child, our lawyers can work with you to explore your options for establishing paternity. 

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Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is the financial support someone pays to their former spouse after a divorce, and sometimes to their current spouse during divorce proceedings. This monetary support is commonly known as alimony. It’s intended to support a formerly financially dependent spouse while they pursue the educational or professional training needed to provide for themselves. Our lawyers can help you pursue spousal maintenance arrangements that protect your financial well-being. 

Marital Agreements

Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are contracts entered into by partners either before or during their marriage. These marital agreements define each party’s rights should they get a divorce. They can address things like property distribution or define limits on spousal maintenance. 

Complex Financial Decisions

Divorce cases involving high-value assets or complex business interests can complicate how spouses divide property and negotiate spousal maintenance. Among other things, these cases require spouses and their lawyers to develop a comprehensive picture of the family’s assets and agree on what is community property (or marital property) and what is separate. 

Child Custody 

There are two types of child custody in Arizona, parenting time and legal decision-making authority. Parenting time refers to the court-sanctioned and scheduled time a parent spends with their child, during which they’re responsible for caring and providing for the child. Legal decision-making authority refers to a parent’s right to make important decisions on their child’s behalf. Our lawyers can advocate for your parental rights and help you negotiate a custody situation that’s best for your child. 

Child Support

Arizona bases child support on the Income Shares Model, which accounts for the parents’ combined incomes and distributes the child’s expenses accordingly. Arizona has specific guidelines for calculating a child’s expenses and for determining each parent’s financial responsibility for meeting those expenses. We help our clients calculate, negotiate, modify, and enforce child support payments. 

Third-Party Rights

Third-party rights are the privileges granted to anyone who is not a biological or adoptive parent. These privileges can include scheduled visitation rights, and legal decision-making authority, depending on the situation. It’s especially common for grandparents to pursue these privileges for children with one or more absent parents. 

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Expert Legal Representation for Your Family Law Needs

At McNorton Fox PLLC, our team of experienced family law attorneys is dedicated to providing expert legal representation for a wide range of family law matters. Whether you are facing a divorce, dealing with child custody issues, or need assistance with complex financial decisions, we are here to help. Our goal is to guide you through the legal process with compassion and expertise, ensuring that your rights and best interests are protected.

When you choose McNorton Fox PLLC for your family law needs, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support throughout your case
  • Thorough knowledge of Arizona family law statutes and regulations
  • Strategic legal advocacy tailored to your unique situation
  • Transparent communication and honest guidance
  • A commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family

Whether you are considering a divorce, need assistance with child custody or support, or have questions about spousal maintenance, McNorton Fox PLLC is ready to provide the expert legal representation you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your family law matters.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the residency requirements for filing for divorce in Arizona?

To file for divorce in Arizona, at least one spouse must have been a resident of Arizona for at least 90 days prior to filing.

What factors are considered in determining child custody in Arizona?

In Arizona, when determining child custody, the court considers the best interests of the child, including the child's relationship with each parent, the child's adjustment to home, school, and community, and the mental and physical health of all individuals involved.

Is mediation required for divorce proceedings in our state?

In Arizona, mediation is not required for divorce proceedings, but it may be encouraged as a way to resolve disputes and come to mutually acceptable agreements outside of court.

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