The natural inclination during a contentious divorce is to think primarily, or only, of yourself — the years spent in a disappointing marriage, material possessions accumulated and an emotional investment that has no price tag.
Word to the wise: you should also think of the child or children of that marriage … and this divorce. This is why states like Arizona stress “the best interests of the child” for custody and visitation matters, financial support issues and the need to keep a family “together” following a parental relocation.
Studies show that a child benefits from both parents’ sustained roles in his or her upbringing. An experienced, compassionate family law attorney can create all kinds of methods for accomplishing that goal.
Your lawyer can arm you with the facts about appropriate levels of child support that conform with income-based calculations; coordinate a co-parent’s availability for regular visits, weekend stays and vacation time-sharing; and generally, smoothly, transition all family members into a comfortable routine that minimizes the emotional impact of divorce on a child.
Family members who are further separated by a child relocation outside Arizona can continue contact through technology such as email, Skype and phone conversations. And if visitation obligations spelled out in a divorce settlement agreement are not being met, regardless of where you live, you can have your lawyer seek a contempt order, or enforcement, that compels the non-custodial parent to cooperate.
Are the best interests of your child being treated as a priority during the run-up to your Arizona divorce? If not, Gilbert divorce lawyer Steven Zachary of the Zachary Law Group will work hard to even the playing field for children caught in the middle of pointless bickering by selfish, unreasonable parents.
Steven Zachary’s successful service to his family law clients has taught him that every problem has a solution. You can take that problem lightly, pooh-pooh it, shove it under the rug, or you can … “Zach it.” Contact the Zachary Law Group today and take your worry away. Just call 480-389-3533 or send an email message to arrange your initial consultation.