By James Jennings
I have people come into the office after they got served divorce papers and tell me that they don’t want to get divorced. I also I people call me and tell me they want a divorce but their spouse will not sign the divorce documents because they won’t give them a divorce. The grim reality is this: if someone wants out of a marriage in Arizona then the court is not going make two people stay married. The court will grant the divorce.
This is not to say that there is no hope. You can try counseling, you can take a break from one another by filing a legal separation instead of pursing the nuclear option (divorce). You can try talking with one another -especially if children are involved and seeing what’s in their best interest.
The court also has some services that might be able to resolve your issues in a divorce. One such service is Conciliation Services. The process begins with filing a request – which Discount Divorce and Bankruptcy can assist you with. Once the request is filed for Conciliation Services the court will put the divorce process on hold for 40 days.
The meeting with Conciliation Services is usually within 4 weeks of filing the request. You’ll meet with a staff member who has at least a Master’s Degree in in Mental Health and 2 years of experience in counseling or social work. These people can speak to each of you intelligently about parenting time disputes, legal decision making, and other family issues that may be of concern to you.
However, in the long run if Conciliation Services doesn’t work then it may be time to move on and accept the fact that the marriage is over. You may have to learn to let go and focus on what’s best for the children and your life by concentrating the divorce case and navigating the best outcome for all involved.
I like what Tupac Shakur, an American rapper and actor said:
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the [expletive] on.”
If you have any questions regarding a specific legal matter or legal strategy you should contact an attorney for legal advice. If you would like to get started on a family law or bankruptcy case call us today, 602-896-9020, email us at email@example.com, or visit our website at DiscountDivorcePro.com.