Divorces, like marriages, come in all different styles. While few divorces are without any conflict at all (although they do exist), most divorces are medium-level conflict. This conflict stems from not only the incompatibilities that led to the dissolution, but also grief over the end of the marriage, anger at the other spouse, and deep concerns over the health and well-being of children. All of this is quite normal. Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, P.C., has five divorce attorneys in Tucson, Arizona with significant experience in and knowledge about how all conflict levels affect divorce proceedings and the litigation and decision-making processes.
Then there is the high-conflict divorce, where all of the normal conflict is so elevated that if it were rated on the Fujita scale it would be an EF-5. These divorces take down everyone in their wake and take a heavy toll on the parties, the parties’ children, and even the legal professionals involved. Legal fees become extremely high due to endless phone calls and e-mails, emergency motions, and courtroom battles over issues that would be settled in cases with less conflict.
As a party in a high-conflict divorce, you can keep your legal fees down and help your attorney present you in the best possible light by doing five simple things that do not require you to give in or give up.
There are many excellent books about navigating a high-conflict divorce, and you need an experienced attorney who has successfully handled high-conflict situations and who has a well-known courtroom record to help you navigate this. The five divorce attorneys at Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, P.C. have this experience and reputation and are available to advise you about your options.
Article Written By: Megan C. Hill