How do I know which legal documents I need to file?
Legal document preparation services can assist you in filling out and even filing your own legal paperwork. A big bonus is that this can save you a bundle of money compared to hiring an attorney. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most common types of situations requiring our assistance.
If no children are involved, and you and your ex can agree on the terms of your divorce, dissolving the marriage can be quite straightforward once you know what to do and when to do it. To start the process, fill out the “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage” form and submit it to the court.
If children are involved, issues like child custody and child support will be dealt with at the same time as the divorce request is being processed.
Child custody and document preparation services
Child custody in Arizona is actually a mix of legal decision-making and parenting time – due to the complex nature of the legal forms that need to be filled out, professional document preparation services can be an enormous help in streamlining the process for you.
To establish a new child custody agreement, the first step is to fill out and file the “Petition to Establish Legal Decision-Making (Custody), Parenting Time, and/or Child Support” form. During the process, both parents will be asked to provide a range of information, including their name, address, telephone number, occupation, information about the children, and more.
Child custody modification
Arizona law states that you cannot modify an existing order for child custody unless it’s been at least a year since it was decreed. Exceptions can be made if the child’s emotional, mental, or physical health is at risk. If you wish to file for a modification, you’ll also have to prove that the change is justified – if you can’t do that, your request will be denied.
To start the process of getting a new child support order approved that wasn’t already dealt with during a separation or divorce proceeding, you’ll have to fill out the application form on the Arizona Department of Economic Security website. You’ll also be asked to provide birth certificates and proof of paternity for all children involved, plus your legal separation documents or other related paperwork.
There are several different types of wills that are considered legal in Arizona, including typed and handwritten ones. To ensure your will is legal, use a form that’s been approved by the Arizona Judicial Branch.
We provide legal document preparation services
All of the forms you need are available for free on the Arizona Judicial Branch or Arizona Department of Economic Security websites. But don’t forget that you don’t have to go through this process alone. We’re on your side and can help you sort out all of the details regarding what forms are required, filling them out, and filing them correctly.