I just want it over with!!
Even though you might be feeling any one of the above feelings, you are far better off getting advice from a qualified Arizona family law attorney before you agree to anything and especially before you “just give up”. If you give up now, it will be more difficult later to change and/or modify what you agreed to.
Many times you will hear that if you go to trial you are putting your future in someone else’s hands, i.e. the judge, who has never met you and does not know you or your situation. Often, it is said that if you compromise, you are in control of your destiny, which could mean you will settle for less. However it is important to distinguish a compromise from giving in, throwing in the towel, or just allowing the other party to walk all over you.
It is not a race to the finish line to have an agreement made before the filings are even filed. It is not a race to the finish line to settle just “because”. If you fall in this category, you have rights and your rights should be protected, no matter what your situation may be, whether it is divorce, legal separation, annulment, paternity, custody, parenting time, or child support. During these life changing times, parties often are quick to think with their heart, and not their head, which is rarely in their best interest.
If you feel like just throwing in the towel and giving in to whatever your spouse and/or significant other wants, just to get it over with, stop right there and contact an AZ family law attorney right away to ensure you are making a careful and fully informed decision.
Arizona legal proceedings do not always have to involve a fight, they do not always have to be litigated at trial, but just giving in or allowing your significant other/spouse to take advantage of you because they can is something you that you may deeply regret later. The family law attorneys at Gillespie Shields and Durrant are here to assist you in moving forward, while helping you make decisions to protect your legal rights. Knowing your rights in advance is the most important advantage that you can gain.
David Goldfarb is a Partner and one of the exceptional family law practitioners at the firm of Gillespie, Shields & Durrant.
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