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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The “Love Hormone” and Your Marriage

Q: Are your parents to blame for your divorce? Phoenix divorce attorneys are used to meeting clients who blame their spouses for the problems in their marriage. But a recent study out of Baylor University, published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, suggests their parents may also be to blame.  Do I have to prove…

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Woman holding child's hand.

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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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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