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Friday, September 6, 2019

Reasons for Legal Separation in Arizona

Q: What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce?

While a legal separation is often a stepping-stone to a divorce, Phoenix legal separation attorneys may advise certain couples to consider a legal separation as a way to achieve their objectives, such as living apart while attempting to resolve their differences. 

There are other reasons why a couple might consider legal separation over a Read more . . .

Monday, August 26, 2019

Pensions and Divorce in Arizona

Q: Are pensions divided in a divorce?

If you’re considering getting divorced in Arizona, you will have many issues to work out as you untie the knot. Some common examples include spousal support, if any, and working out legal decision-making and parenting time arrangements and child support for any minor children.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How Clients Can Help Lower Their Divorce Costs

Q: What Can I Do to Keep My Divorce Costs Lower?

Getting divorced in Phoenix or elsewhere doesn’t have to be expensive in every case. With the exception of instances where couples are not willing to compromise at all on certain issues or where one partner is hell-bent on dragging the process out without regard to the time and costs, there are several ways couples might reduce the overall cost of getting divorced.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Post-Divorce Treatment of Non-Custodial Dads

Q: Are divorced, non-custodial fathers treated differently by their children’s schools?

Whether you are getting divorced in Phoenix or elsewhere, if you have minor children, there are many issues to work out during the divorce process. 

Parents should not lose sight of how difficult splitting one household into two can be for young children, not just in the short-term after the divorce, but long-term as well.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Generational Cycle of Divorce

Q: Are children of divorce more likely to get divorced?

Phoenix divorce attorneys help people go from “I do” to “I’m done” every day. They help them divide up their marital property and go their separate ways. If they have minor children, they work out child support, as well as custody and visitation—known in Arizona as legal decision making and parenting time, respectively.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

The High Price of NOT Paying Child Support

Q: Can parental rights be terminated for nonpayment of child support?

“Deadbeat dads”– – or “deadbeat moms” for that matter – – earn that harsh title when they fail to pay child support or follow a predetermined visitation schedule after divorce. But as emotionally and financially devastating as this behavior may be on the children and former spouse, neither shortcoming in itself is considered adequate cause to sever parental rights in Arizona absent other factors.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Moving On After Divorce

Q: What happens after the divorce is final?

The vast majority of couples tying the knot don’t envision it unraveling down the line. But, of course, it often does. If you’re considering Read more . . .

Monday, May 13, 2019

Is alimony awarded in very short marriages?

Whether you are in getting divorced in Phoenix or elsewhere, most states see couples work through the same basic issues when going from “I Do to I’m Done”. 

At a minimum, the issues include Read more . . .

Monday, May 6, 2019

Can adoptive parents lose parental rights?

When people think of an adoption, they often picture a young couple adopting a newborn, but there are many different ways that adoptions come to be. One that is commonly seen in a Phoenix family law practice would be a stepparent adoption.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Who pays off the credit card debt in a divorce?

Many people who are getting divorced in Phoenix are eager to separate themselves from their marital partner and move on to a happier, single life. 

Many clients come in with a mindset focused on how the

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Do certain jobs make couples more likely to divorce?

There are plenty of reasons why people consider getting divorced in Phoenix and elsewhere. Infidelity, growing apart, financial struggles, and different parenting styles are some of the often-cited reasons why people decide to end their marriages.

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