Although marriages do not begin with the anticipation of divorce, it is increasingly common: When your family and livelihood are at stake, it is critical to be prepared with a highly skilled team of litigation attorneys on your side. Canterbury Law Group was founded to provide no-nonsense legal counsel for Phoenix divorce and family law cases at the highest level possible. We are an energetic and unified team of lawyers and paralegals deeply committed to your needs. We handle cases throughout the United States with an emphasis on Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona; as well as California, Nevada, and New York cases.
Whether you are considering filing for divorce or you have already been served with a divorce petition, it is absolutely critical to speak with an attorney immediately to assess your legal rights and take the necessary steps to protect them. Even the slightest delay may result in limiting your options, which ultimately may affect the rest of your case.
Family law, including divorce, in Arizona, California and Nevada, is a complex area of law requiring meticulous strategy and execution, and the courtroom is ultimately where many significant and life changing decisions are made. Our high-energy team of Phoenix divorce attorneys are compassionate and caring and will work intensely for you in the preparation stages all the way through the trial. We, like you, will know every single detail of your case including the facts and the law. Our Phoenix attorneys will strategically and creatively position themselves to achieve the highest degree of success the law allows. Your best interest is always our top priority.
Our divorce attorneys have provided Phoenix families and individuals with responsive legal representation intertwined with genuine concern for their future welfare. Our well-versed knowledge regarding family law and divorce could prove to be invaluable to your case. Our Phoenix divorce lawyers have worked with many experts in the field, helping our clients build strong cases.
We accept various kinds of divorce cases, including those involving:
Sometimes couples may only seek a legal separation rather than filing for divorce, which will allow the parties to live both separate and apart while still enjoying the legal benefits of marriage such as continuing healthcare or insurance coverage. We have a keen understanding that every legal matter is unique and we are well equipped to provide you with the tools to make the best decision that will suit your individual situation, including legal separation.
In Phoenix, divorce is considered “no fault,” making it relatively easy to obtain a divorce using the concept of “irreconcilable differences.” In an uncontested divorce, both spouses have agreed to split and have decided on the terms of their divorce, settling matters such as child custody, spousal support, how to divide assets and debts, and other issues related to their marriage. It is important to speak with a lawyer as early as possible in the process. The attorneys at Canterbury Law Group can help you in the following ways:
•We will review your terms to ensure you have covered all the necessary points.
•We will draft the agreement.
•We will help you finalize the divorce on your behalf.
Grounds for Filing Divorce in Arizona:
The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must declare the appropriate Arizona grounds upon which the dissolution of marriage is being sought. The appropriate lawful ground will be that which the parties agree upon and can substantiate, or that which the filing spouse desires to prove to the court. Grounds for divorce are as follows:
Fault and No-Fault:
The marriage is irretrievably broken (the no-fault ground) or, if the marriage is a covenant marriage (Arizona recognizes what is considered a “higher” form of marriage called a “Covenant Marriage“) the possible grounds for a covenant marriage are as follows:
1. The respondent spouse has committed adultery.
2. The respondent spouse has committed a felony and has been sentenced to death or imprisonment in any federal, state, county or municipal correctional facility.
3. The respondent spouse has abandoned the matrimonial domicile for at least one year before the petitioner filed for dissolution of marriage and refuses to return.
4. The respondent spouse has physically or sexually abused the spouse seeking the dissolution of marriage, a child, a relative of either spouse permanently living in the matrimonial domicile or has committed domestic violence.
5. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least two years before the petitioner filed for dissolution of marriage.
6. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least one year from the date the decree of legal separation was entered.
7. The respondent spouse has habitually abused drugs or alcohol.
8. The husband and wife both agree to a dissolution of marriage. (Arizona Statutes – Title 25 – Chapters: 312, 901, 903)
At Canterbury Law Group, each of our litigators has a strong demeanor and presence, which assists in delivering our clients with maximum results. We have experience identifying and structuring compelling cases to protect every conceivable resource or asset you may have. Any assets acquired during the course of a marriage may be eligible for equitable distribution to either spouse upon resolution of the case.
Our litigation team also handles asset investigations and any other family law issues that may coincide with your divorce. Our attention, experience and sophistication allows for innovative resolutions that have a positive impact on clients.
When you choose Canterbury Law Group as your legal advisors, be confident in our abilities. We limit the number and type of cases we undertake so clients receive our full attention. Our team also works closely on all of our matters, bringing a unique collaborative mix of expertise through all of our practice areas.
Canterbury Law Group handles all types Family Law matters .
Our expert divorce attorneys and litigation team also handle cases including child custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, spousal maintenance, decree enforcement, child relocation, father’s rights, and mother’s rights, and grandparents’ rights.
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