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What Happens When One Parent Is Unfit to Share Custody?

Every aspect of divorce in Arizona (as everywhere else) is complicated by emotions; the more adversarial the couple is, the more complicated the process becomes, especially if there are children involved. If one parent accuses the other of being unfit, the stakes go up precipitously, since one parent’s right to have a full relationship with…

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Divorcing couple in COVID confinement

COVID Confinement and its Impact on Divorce Decisions

Q: How is the coronavirus impacting couples’ decisions to divorce? You don’t have to be a Phoenix divorce attorney to realize that the many stressors associated with the coronavirus could have a detrimental effect on even the strongest marriage.  For those whose marriages had been on shaky ground beforehand, being quarantined together for months likely…

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Woman experiencing domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Increase in Domestic Abuse During the Pandemic

We speak of people being “trapped” in an abusive relationship and the terminology is apt since victims of domestic torment feel powerless to escape. During the strict protocol imposed by the pandemic, entrapment has become more and more real, as individuals experiencing domestic violence have been increasingly unable to leave home or seek help. Cooped…

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Man and woman speaking to attorneys about their divorce.

Filing for Divorce in Arizona

Q: What are the steps of an Arizona divorce? When clients first come to a divorce attorney, they are often nervous, upset, or frightened about what the process of getting divorced in Phoenix entails. Whether they are the one seeking a divorce or they’ve been served with divorce papers by their spouse, divorce can be…

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Couple going through a divorce, one spouse is hiding money and assets.

When a Spouse Hides Money in a Divorce

Q: Can my spouse hide money if we divorce? Phoenix family law attorneys know that money issues are often the cause of fighting among married couples. And while financial issues may drive a couple to divorce, money problems can follow them through the divorce process, too.  Getting divorced in Arizona requires couples to address many…

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Two rings on top of a gavel.

Arizona Divorce Rates and the Coronavirus

Q: Will the coronavirus lockdowns cause divorce rates to go up? With people all over the country in various stages of lockdown due to the global pandemic, Phoenix divorce attorneys and the general public are speculating as to whether the weeks or months of forced togetherness from being quarantined will result in more divorces–or a…

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Mother comforting her child

Child Custody and Visitation and the Coronavirus

Q: What issues are divorced parents facing from the Coronavirus pandemic? Phoenix divorce attorneys are used to dealing with clients complaining that their ex-spouse isn’t complying with child custody, support, or visitation terms. But the coronavirus pandemic has kicked all of that up a notch. In Arizona, child custody and visitation are referred to as…

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