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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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 Read more . . .

Monday, October 21, 2019

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 the knot-- and whether to do so through traditional divorce or divorce mediation-- is a personal one.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

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 be for the 1% of Arizona marriages that are covenant marriages and have more restrictive legal grounds for divorce).
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Saving a Marriage Through a Sleep Divorce

Q: Can sleeping in separate beds save a marriage?

It is certainly not surprising when Phoenix divorce attorneys hear of couples sleeping in separate beds-- or even separate bedrooms. 

As imagined, the practice is actually expected as most couples begin to untie their marital knot prior to a Read more . . .

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 . . .

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