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Divorce After 50: Impacts on Retirement

Divorcing later in life comes with its own unique set of challenges and considerations, particularly concerning retirement planning. The intertwining of marital assets, many accumulated over decades, requires meticulous attention to detail and an understanding of Arizona’s community property laws. For those nearing retirement age, understanding how divorce can impact their retirement is crucial, as…

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Bringing Up the Subject of Divorce: How to Tell Your Spouse

Discussing the decision to divorce with your spouse is a challenging and delicate endeavor. Given the complexities of both interpersonal dynamics and Arizona family law, it’s crucial to approach this conversation with tact, sensitivity, and preparation. This guide offers strategic steps on how to effectively broach the subject, aiming to make the experience as constructive…

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Ask the Divorce Attorney: Does An Affair Impact Spousal Maintenance or Child Support?

Divorces are complicated events, filled with emotions and challenges. One frequently asked question revolves around the implications of an affair on the outcome of a divorce, especially concerning spousal maintenance and child support. In this article, we will delve into Arizona’s family law perspective on this sensitive topic and shed some light on some misconceptions…

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Annulment or Divorce? Understanding the Differences

When facing the end of a marriage in Arizona, many individuals grapple with the decision of pursuing an annulment or a divorce. While both options lead to the dissolution of a union, they differ fundamentally in legal terms and consequences. Understanding the nuances between annulment and divorce is important, as it can impact one’s financial…

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Top Reasons to Explore a Postnuptial Agreement

Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, but what is a postnuptial agreement? Simply put, it is similar to a prenuptial but is signed after (sometimes many years after) the marriage. A properly drafted and executed postnuptial agreement can provide for a clear plan as to how divorce will be handled in the event the…

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Modifications of Spousal Maintenance After a Disability

Navigating through the challenges of divorce can often be complex and emotionally taxing, particularly when it comes to financial matters such as spousal maintenance. This process can be further complicated if one party experiences a life-altering event, such as becoming disabled. A disability can greatly impact an individual’s earning capacity and ability to meet their…

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How and Why Mitchell E. Cohen Got into Family Law

When someone finds out that an attorney practices family law – especially when that attorney does so exclusively – that attorney may get a number of reactions. “It takes a special kind,” or something to that effect, is a common response. There’s no doubt that, in many ways, family law occupies its own little world…

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