Family law matters are rife with emotion and require an attorney that is knowledgeable about all aspects of the law. At Musgrove Drutz Kack & Gautreaux, PC in Prescott, Arizona, we represent clients in the following areas of family law:
Arizona requires mediation for divorcing families with minor children. Working out custody and visitation issues prior to seeing a judge promotes better relationships. It also keeps your children out of the middle of your divorce. At Musgrove Drutz Kack & Gautreaux, PC, we share that philosophy as well and encourage our clients to resolve issues in mediation as opposed to litigating their divorce.
Child support in Arizona is determined by a formula. Net incomes, health care, and day care expenses are calculated. The spouse owing monthly child support must pay the result of that calculation. While the calculation is strictly determined by the numbers, disputes arise regarding the accuracy of the numbers entered. Some spouses may be hiding income. Our job is to get to the facts, even if that involves using forensic accountants to help us.
Couples marrying for a second time used to be the most common clients seeking a prenuptial agreement. At our firm, couples entering their first marriage also need a prenuptial agreement. There may be a disparity in age, or one future spouse has ownership in a family business that needs protection.
Whether required by the state or not, we encourage our clients to settle their divorce issues through mediation, not fight it out in the courtroom. To get more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced divorce lawyer, please contact us