Helping You Understand Your Rights

It’s important to understand your rights and what you may be entitled to when you’re going through divorce. However, the laws can be complicated and difficult to understand. They depend on a wide variety of factors and having a skilled legal advocate on your side matters when it comes to dividing property, dividing parenting time and making other difficult decisions.

Our attorney at The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter P.L.L.C. has represented clients throughout Peoria, Arizona, since 2007 and is passionate about helping people create a bright future after their divorce. When you need a legal advocate you can confide in, call Jessica M. Cotter. We have your best interests in mind, every step of the way.

Guiding You Through Complex Legal Nuances

It’s important to understand the differences between how divorces and separations are handled legally in Arizona. For example, marital assets are divided in both a divorce and a separation. However, couples who are separated may not legally remarry in the eyes of the law until they are legally divorced. A separated couple may also stay on the same health insurance, which could be beneficial if one spouse suffers from consistent health problems.

Regarding the division of parenting time, child support and child custody, your rights may vary depending on your marital status. If you and your spouse aren’t married but have children together, the father may need to establish paternity in order to seek custody. This can be done through signing a birth certificate and genetic testing, and sometimes through both parents signing a statement in front of a notary.

You need an honest legal representative who can advocate for your interests. Going from a two-income household to a single-income household can be difficult, especially if children are involved. Our lawyer will fight to make sure you have the resources you need to continue living in a stable environment as you go through a legal separation.

Speak With A Lawyer You Can Trust

Whether you’re contemplating divorce, separation or dividing parenting time when you’re not married, you need to know your rights. At The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter P.L.L.C., we’ll sit down and discuss your situation and go over all of your options so you can make an informed decision. Call our firm at 602-584-9005 or send us an email to get started today.

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