Understanding Family Court Documents

A Mesa lawyer can help you move forward

If you need to take a case to family court, you'll have a significant number of documents to file. Document preparation is one of the most important services that a family law attorney can provide, as we can make sure that your documents are in compliance with the law and acceptable to the court. That's why you should contact the attorneys at Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC today.

Some of the most important family court documents to understand include:

  • Petition for Dissolution - This is the form used to initiate divorce proceedings. Separate versions are used depending on whether or not minor children are involved.
  • Parenting Plan - Used to request arrangements for legal and physical custody, parenting time and visitation regarding the minor children.
  • Affidavit Requiring Minor Children - Used to request a court decision on legal custody of minor children.
  • Temporary Orders - These are special court orders used to establish custody, visitation and other matters between the spouses while the divorce or separation is pending. An emergency version of this form is available for orders that need to proceed without notice to the other party.
  • Change of Address or Name - As the name implies, these documents are used to update the court on changes to your legal name or address.
  • Request for Hearing on a Protective Order - Used to request or modify an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment.

These are just a few of the many forms that may need to be filed in family court, depending on your legal needs and circumstances. A mistake made when filing any of these forms will at best cause delays in your case and at worst could lead to significant additional costs or a less favorable outcome. That's why you need an experienced Mesa family law attorney like Brad Crider on your side.

Let our team take care of the paperwork while you focus on taking care of your family. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 for your free consultation.

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