Lawyer Monthly - January 2024

What is divorce litigation? Divorce litigation really refers to the overall divorce process. From initial filing to final resolution and everything in between. But I think people more commonly use the term when they are talking about “taking their case to trial.” Or, asking the court to intervene, or attending an evidentiary hearing before the court. Colloquially, people tend to take stages like divorce mediation and divorce settlement conferences out of the umbrella of “litigation.” But, mediation and settlement conferences are still part of the litigation process. How long does divorce litigation take in Arizona? This can truly vary depending on the case, what is disputed, and how much help you need from the court to reach a resolution. If a settlement is reached, it can be over as quickly as sixty days. If there are several disputed issues, then there is a need for additional discovery to gather the right information to resolve the case. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, then they will likely have to take their case before the court and ask the judge to resolve the case for them. Depending on how much information you need to gather, if you need to 24 LAWYER MONTHLY JANUARY 2024 A Guide to Divorce Litigation in Arizona An Interview with Justin Tash Founding Partner at Burggraff Tash Levy PLC Today, we’re joined by Justin Tash, one of the founding partners of Burggraff Tash Levy PLC, for an insightful interview with Lawyer Monthly. Specializing in family law, Justin and his partners, Randi Burggraff and Bryan Levy, have established their firm in Arizona as a beacon of guidance and support for those navigating the complexities of family law issues, including child custody, support, and divorce. In this interview, we focus on divorce litigation.

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