Can I Move with My Kids After Divorce?

After divorce, a former spouse and parent may wish to relocate to a different city or state. This could be due to a job opportunity or for the chance to make a fresh start in a new place. Moving, however, will have a significant impact on an established child custody arrangement. While some parents can…

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Arizona Divorce: A Custody Dispute Over Frozen Embryos

Q: How are frozen embryos handled in a divorce? Phoenix divorce attorneys know that some of the most hotly-contested issues for a couple getting divorced involve their children. If child custody and visitation, referred to as legal decision-making and parenting time in Arizona–and child support–wasn’t challenging enough for a couple’s to agree on with respect…

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Adultery and Divorce in Arizona

Q: Is adultery grounds for divorce in Arizona? Arizona no-fault divorce attorneys are often approached by clients who have either committed adultery or claim their spouse has done so, and are wondering if adultery is grounds for a divorce. With the exception of “covenant marriages” – which arise where couples had undergone special premarital counseling…

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Happy New Year, I Want A Divorce

Q: Why is divorce so common in the beginning of a new year? Phoenix family law and divorce attorneys know that divorce is a year-round phenomenon. At any point in the year, an unexpected, unforgivable event or a long thought-out decision will bring routine inquiries of divorce. But why is January so popular for those…

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Grandparents’ Rights in Arizona

Q: Can grandparents sue for visitation rights? If you’re getting divorced in Arizona, there are many issues to work out when going from “I do” to “I’m done”. In addition to dividing up the marital property and debt and determining whether one spouse will pay alimony to the other, couples who share children also need…

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Transgender Children of Divorce

Q: How may having a transgender child impact custody and parenting time? If you’re getting divorced in Arizona, and you have minor children, the most emotional and difficult part of the divorce generally involves the decisions that impact their welfare.  In addition to working out child support, the parents need to agree upon child custody…

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Ending a Same Sex Marriage in Arizona

Q: When it’s over, do married same-sex couples need to go through a formal divorce? The fight to have same-sex marriages recognized throughout the United States was long and grueling, but ultimately successful when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. Countless LGBTQ couples celebrated…

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Phoenix Domestic Violence Attorneys Can Help Victims

Q: How can family lawyers help domestic violence victims? Many people think a Phoenix family law attorney just handles divorce cases.  True, the majority of a family law practice generally has something to do with getting divorced or post-divorce factors commonly associated with divorce–like child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and more. But there…

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Options for Divorce in Arizona

Q: What is the difference between traditional divorce and divorce mediation? A Phoenix divorce attorney can’t tell you if you should get a divorce. They can only explain the legal process, including each party’s rights and responsibilities, and give legal advice based on each couple’s particular facts and circumstances. The decision to proceed to untie…

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Divorce Decree Based on Allegedly Forged Documents Vacated

Q: Can I get a divorce without notifying my spouse? Because it is a no-fault divorce state, married couples who are considering getting divorced in Arizona generally must allege that the marriage is “irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect for reconciliation” rather than having to prove specific grounds, like adultery or abuse. (One exception would…

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