Last updated 11 months ago
Divorce is difficult for spouses, but it is also very difficult for children. To negotiate a suitable legal agreement regarding parenting, you need the services of an experienced divorce attorney. Here are a few things to keep in mind when parenting after a divorce:
1. You need to take care of yourself.
You will naturally want to do your best to make sure that your children are happy and secure during this difficult time, but you also need to care for yourself. If you are depressed or exhausted, your children will know and may feel additional stress or sadness. Exercise, eat well, and don’t be afraid to seek therapy if you’re having trouble adjusting. When you are physically and emotionally healthy, you are better equipped to take care of your children.
2. You and your former spouse will still need to work together as parents.
No matter how acrimonious your divorce was, you and your former spouse are still parents together and need to make joint decisions about your children. You will have to treat your ex respectfully, especially in front of your children. This may involve pushing aside your emotions for the sake of your children, which may be difficult—but is necessary.
3. Your children will be upset.
Even if your kids seem fine, your divorce will produce very difficult emotions that they are most likely unprepared for. Your children may take these emotions out on you, as they might view you as the cause of the pain they are feeling. Though this will hurt, you should be prepared to accept it and help them through the emotions surrounding your divorce. If your children are having serious trouble adjusting, consider seeking help from a therapist.
Having a skilled lawyer on your side will make the divorce process a bit easier. Blumberg & Associates in Phoenix can help you through this difficult time and make sure that you and your former spouse establish a parenting arrangement that is acceptable to both of you. Call (602) 277-6180 to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 12 months ago
Below are helpful online resources about probation, family law, and domestic abuse. Take a look at these resources, and then contact Blumberg & Associates for legal advice pertaining to your case. Call (602) 277-6180 for a free consultation with a family law or criminal defense attorney today.
- Here’s a great page from WomensLaw.org about how to hire an attorney for your domestic violence case.
- Find out more about what intensive probation is with this information from Maricopa County’s Judicial Branch.
Last updated 1 year ago
If you’re on probation for a criminal offense or DUI, staying out of trouble and following the terms of your probation is essential for avoiding further problems. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have violated your probation, you may need to consult a criminal defense attorney. The consequences for violating the terms of your probation can be very serious and could even land you in jail. Here are three potential consequences that you could experience after violating the terms of probation for a criminal offense or DUI.
The most lenient consequence for violating probation is an extension of the probation term. This may not seem like a very big deal at first, but imagine extending your current situation for months or even years into the future. You may find yourself violating the terms of your probation again through a minor offense and extend your punishment even further.
Increased Probation Levels
Depending on the severity of the probation violation and the criminal offense your probation is linked to, you may be placed in a higher level probation program. Intensive probation may require electronic monitoring, more frequent meetings with your probation officer, mandatory counseling, and more. Additionally, increased program involvement means higher out-of-pocket costs for you during the entire term of your probation.
Finally, a serious probation violation, such as a DUI or criminal offense, may actually cause your probation to be revoked completely. This means that instead of serving probation, you may have to spend time in prison. Many times, these prison terms can last for years.
To avoid these harsh consequences, you need a great criminal defense attorney. Blumberg & Associates serve Arizona residents with the best criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and DUI legal services. Call (602) 277-6180 for a consultation today.
Last updated 1 year ago
If you’re involved in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship with your spouse, significant other, or family member, there are things that you can do to protect yourself, your children, and your property. One of the most effective means of ending an abusive relationship is filing a restraining order.
This video discusses what restraining orders are and how they work. You’ll learn how hiring an experienced family law attorney can help you ensure that your restraining order is enforced and that you are physically and financially protected from harm.
For expert family law representation in the Phoenix area, contact Blumberg & Associates at (602) 277-6180. We’re the Valley’s premier law firm specializing in criminal law, family law, personal injury, and DUI cases.
Last updated 1 year ago
Escaping a domestic abuse situation is extremely important for your physical, emotional, and financial health. It’s particularly important if you have a child who lives at home or who may otherwise be exposed to the abuse. To protect yourself and your family, hire a family law attorney who can help you utilize legal protections against domestic abuse. Here are three questions to ask a family law attorney when seeking legal representation for your domestic abuse case.
What is your success rate with domestic abuse cases?
When seeking legal representation for domestic abuse, don’t just hire the first family law attorney you can find. Your safety and health depend on the outcome of the case. Choose an attorney with an excellent success rate and proven credibility in the field.
What are the most realistic outcomes given my circumstances?
Knowing what you can and should pursue legally is important when setting your expectations for your case. While all domestic abuse issues are taken seriously, some may be more severe than others and warrant more dramatic legal action. Your family law attorney will help you identify the best plan of action to keep you and your family safe without prolonging your case unnecessarily.
What can I do to protect myself in the meantime?
It’s important to remember that domestic abuse is a criminal offense. A good family law attorney will help you identify ways to take action to protect yourself right away since court proceedings can take some time. Talk to your family law attorney about filing a temporary order of protection.
For expert legal services pertaining to domestic violence, contact Blumberg & Associates today. Call our Phoenix law office at (602) 277-6180 for a free consultation with one of our family law attorneys.