When to Bring a Family Law Attorney Onto Your Case

family attorneyAttorney Hope Fruchtman is a Scottsdale AZ family law attorney. As the founder of the Fruchtman Law Firm, she specializes in various family law matters including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, pre-nuptial agreements, post-divorce enforcement and modification, military divorce, state step-parent adoption, paternity, and juvenile law.

You may not need an attorney in all cases. Generally, however, if the matter involves significant assets, debt and children, it may be wise to hire an experienced attorney. In a divorce, the attorney will be able to properly discover and value marital assets so the division of property can be equitable. Similarly, the attorney will discover and value any marital debt incurred so you are not left with the burden of paying the debt alone. Finally, your attorney will not only work to make sure an equitable child support order is issued, but also that child custody and support is worked out in the best interest of the child.

There may also be other situations that may warrant the expertise of an attorney. If these issues are not handled properly, a judgment against you can be financially and personally detrimental.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of situations in which it may be in your best interest to bring an attorney on board:

  • A forthcoming adoption proceeding;
  • A need or desire for a pre-nuptial agreement;
  • Significant marital property (any property acquired during the marriage);
  • Significant marital debt (debt incurred during the marriage);
  • An issue with child support or custody
  • A need for financial support from your spouse for a period of time after the divorce.

If there are any questions about your particular case or you are in need of a Scottsdale AZ family law attorney, reach out to attorney Hope Fruchtman at the Fruchtman Law Firm. She is able to provide the highest quality legal representation for you should any of these issues arise.