How To Prepare For A Divorce Trial

Be Prepared for Trial

In order to be effective at trial, just like anything else in life, you must be prepared. The best prepared clients know their facts, their evidence and are prepared to get up on the stand to tell the court their story. At Burggraff Tash Levy PLC, we put significant effort into trial preparation not only for ourselves but for our clients as well.

Each divorce case is different and will have unique legal issues to assess and address. Our law firm handles all types of divorces, from the relatively simple to complicated high net worth divorces, cases involving child custody battles or domestic violence, and more. No matter what the details of your specific situation may be, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a confidential, no-pressure consultation.

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Contact us today and schedule your, low cost, no pressure consultation with an experienced divorce attorney and get a clear road map to take control of you divorce and protect your future.

Ensure You Are Ready For Trial

In the months leading up to trial, work with your attorney to ensure you have all of the evidence needed to prove your case and ensure they have been disclosed in accordance with the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure and the Court’s Orders. Take time to review everything so that nothing is missed.

Pretrial Statement and Exhibits

Generally, prior to a final evidentiary hearing the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure and the Court requires a pretrial statement to be filed with the court. The pretrial statement is very important and you should allow plenty of time to draft it. Pay close attention to the Order setting the hearing regarding deadlines for the pretrial statement and exhibits as they may differ from the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. We recommend you work with an experienced family law attorney to ensure your pleadings and exhibits are submitted appropriately and timely. 

Trial Preparation Meeting

The trial preparation meeting is one of the most important parts in preparing for trial. At Burggraff Tash Levy PLC, during our trial preparation meeting we review the relevant pleadings with the client, review the pretrial statements, review all of the exhibits and discuss direct and cross examination.

I. Considering Divorce

There are many factors to consider when thinking about divorce.



II. Finding An Attorney

Even if you are going to handle your divorce on your own, it is important to meet the right attorney to learn your rights

III. Beginning the Divorce Process

How do you get the process started?



IV. Initial Hearings and Temporary Orders

First court appearances and Temporary Orders

V. Disclosure and Discovery

What are you required to provide? What if the other side isn't providing the information?

VI. Resolution Outside Court

Trial isn't always necessary. There are options for resolving the divorce without the Judge

VII. Trial Preparation

If you are heading towards trial, be prepared.


VIII. Trial

Your opportunity to tell the court what you want and why you want it.




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Take Control and Protect Your Future

The lawyers at Burggraff Tash Levy know that choosing the right divorce attorney is a personal matter. This is why you will never feel any pressure during your consultation. We are here to answer your questions, discuss your options, help you understand your rights, and, if we represent you in your divorce, our lawyers will guide you through every step of the process as efficiently as possible. We work to keep costs low so that you can start this new chapter on your life in the best position possible. 

8980 E Raintree Dr #110, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: (480) 307-6800