Willman Law Firm represents both husbands and wives and provides strong, knowledgeable representation. We will represent your interests with respect to issues regarding your children as well as your assets and debts all the way through the completion of the divorce, legal separation or annulment process.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What are the requirements to file for a divorce?
One of the parties must have lived in Arizona for at least 90 days prior to filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) and you must state that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
2. What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)?
A QDRO is a court order which directs a plan administrator to divide a “qualified” retirement plan in a divorce. Qualified plans include most retirement plans and programs that are authorized by federal law, including 401Ks, 403Bs, pensions, deferred compensation plans and others. Federal law requires that a QDRO be approved by the Court for the division and distribution of assets in qualified plans. Because retirement plans are often the single largest asset that a couple holds, the QDRO is very important to the distribution of assets in a divorce.
3. I know who the father of my child is, but he won’t pay child support. Can I force him to pay child support?
Yes. Once you have an Order of Paternity, the father will be ordered by the Court to pay child support. You can get an Order of Paternity either by having the father sign an acknowledgement that he is the father or by getting the Court to order blood tests. Once the paternity order is signed by the Court, you can obtain a child support order and wage assignment against the father.