Gilbert Divorce Lawyer

Practical Guidance Through the Challenge of Divorce

For nearly 20 years, the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., has offered sound advice and experienced representation for men and women facing the dissolution of their marriage. Divorce is not the end of the world, but managing the details can present all kinds of problems — legal, financial, practical and emotional dilemmas.

For the advice of a divorce lawyer who can help you rise to the challenges that divorce might present in your situation, contact our Gilbert law office online or call 866-935-7622 for a free initial consultation.

Offering a sense of perspective in complicated divorces

We have seen major changes in the ways people approach divorce since the economy went into a recession from the fall of the real estate market. In the past, the cushion of substantial home equity made it fairly easy for most couples to negotiate fair terms on the whole range of divorce issues, from property division and spousal maintenance to child custody and visitation.

Now, we focus on protecting clients from unnecessarily spending resources fighting over unimportant issues. Perhaps the best service we offer our clients is a sense of perspective. While we're helping you meet the immediate problems that your divorce case might present, we are committed to keeping you focused on your long-term objectives for yourself and your children.

At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., we want to help you define your goals with a solid understanding of your rights and responsibilities. We will also help you identify options that you might not have known were available.

We can advise you about options like legal separation or uncontested divorce

Some people find that there are good reasons to stay technically married but to live apart on stipulated terms. Legal separation under Arizona law can meet that need and function just like divorce, provided that the spouses can agree on all the main issues: child custody and support, parenting time, division of property and debts, and spousal maintenance (alimony). If any issues remain under dispute, the legal separation action turns into a divorce.

Similarly, uncontested divorce can save you substantial time and expense in bringing your marriage to an end. As in separation, there must be no outstanding issues for an uncontested divorce to be accepted by the court. We can advise you about the legal formalities, but more importantly, we can help you make sure that your proposed agreements reflect your actual objectives and the best interests of your children.

Learn how you can meet your goals through focused negotiation

Much of a divorce attorney's work involves advice about the best ways to protect your interests while making it unnecessary to take your case to court. While we have no problem with taking any contested issue to trial, our clients appreciate our ability to save the stress, time and expense of divorce litigation through negotiation.

Contact our law firm today

To learn how you can benefit from the legal and practical advice of an experienced family law attorney, contact the office of John Bednarz, P.C., in Gilbert, Arizona.