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Where Can I File for Divorce?

So, you have made the big decision to file for divorce. What’s next? While many would hope that a divorce will be magically granted without any fuss or red tape, this is not the case. There are legal formalities that must be observed. These legal formalities hit right from the start. This is because you…

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Mistakes Co-Parents Make After the Holidays

No matter how many holiday seasons have passed after your divorce, they can still prove challenging, particularly so when you and your former spouse have children in common. Navigating the post-divorce world as a parent can prove challenging in ways that may very well have been initially unforeseen. Each passing of a holiday may bring…

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Getting Divorced: A New Year’s Resolution

Q:  Is a New Year’s resolution to get a divorce really a thing? Perhaps the most popular New Year’s resolution every year is to lose weight and get healthier. Surely spikes in gym memberships, home exercise equipment purchases, and weight loss program registrations attest to the popularity of this goal. But there is another resolution…

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What Is a Gray Divorce?

Marriages go through many seasons over the years. Many couples travel through a variety of major life events together such as moving, having kids, watching kids grow up, and retirement. Sometimes, however, the changes that come with the seasons of life do not end up comporting with a marriage. As years change, so do people….

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Privacy of Divorce Records in Arizona

Q: Are divorce records a matter of public record? If you’re considering getting divorced in Arizona, there are many things to be concerned about. First, there may be emotional issues surrounding the end of the marriage and uncertainty about the future. Then, there are the legal issues to address. Among the many factors that must…

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What Are Child Support Arrears?

Divorce marks the legal end of a marriage. It does not mark the end of any support obligations a parent has to a child. Contrary to how many may act, divorce does not end a parent’s financial responsibility to provide for a child. In fact, child support payments are often critical to foster and preserve…

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What Is Parental Alienation?

Divorce can be the best path for a family to take. Sometimes, people are just better when they are not together. Despite this, divorce is difficult. Dissolving a marriage can be an emotional roller coaster and cause the individuals involved to go through some very trying times. This can all be especially true when there…

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Divorcing a Narcissist

Q: How can a narcissistic spouse complicate a divorce? While getting a divorce in Phoenix is never pleasant, it can be particularly painful if your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a narcissist.  What is a narcissist? According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissism is a type of personality disorder. It is characterized as “a mental condition in which…

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