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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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Monday, March 18, 2019

How does same-sex divorce differ from heterosexual divorce?


Phoenix same-sex divorce attorneys can appreciate both the differences and the similarities in divorces between their heterosexual and homosexual clients.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Can taking a premarital prep course prevent a future divorce?


How do you know if you are really prepared for marriage? Is there a course you can take to increase the chance that you will not get divorced? 

Phoenix divorce attorneys have seen it all and would not be surprised by the results of a recent study outlining the 11 most common reasons for divorce. 

The study was conducted on couples who had gotten divorced 14 years after taking a premarital course called PREP.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

How are parental rights severed?


When people think about adoption, they often picture unwed teens voluntarily giving their newborns up, often to a couple that’s unable to have a baby of their own. But this kind of adoption is only one of many situations where the parental rights of biological parents are severed. 



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Sunday, February 17, 2019

What should I do if I think my spouse will become violent if I ask for a divorce?


Invariably, long-married couples reach a stage where one might joke that “the honeymoon’s over” -- but sometimes it isn’t a joke. And sometimes it doesn’t take very long for a couple to reach that point where one partner may consider getting a divorce. In fact, a woman was recently arrested and allegedly admitted to fatally stabbing her husband of less than three months after he reportedly asked her for a divorce.


Divorce is easy and often comes with some potent emotions—like hurt, disappointment, anger, embarrassment, fear, and more. Sometimes divorces can be worked out amicably while other times they are hotly-contested.


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Monday, January 28, 2019

It Sunk the 40 Year Marriage of the Captain and Tennielle


Is Arizona a no-fault divorce state?

Phoenix divorce attorneys as well as many fans all over the country were surprised to learn that after 39 years of marriage, the Captain and Tennielle, called it quits. The former 1970s pop superstar duo’s first and best known-hit was Love Will Keep Us Together--so news of the wife, Toni Tennille filing for divorce in 2014 unleashed the expected jokes. At the time, the husband, Daryl Dragon—who was known and nicknamed for constantly wearing a captain’s hat--was reportedly suffering from a non-terminal seizure disorder similar to Parkinson’s and was surprised at the filing which alleged that the marriage was irretrievably broken.

In Arizona, which is a no-fault divorce state, the spouse who wants a divorce need only state that their marriage is “irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect for reconciliation” in about 99% of all marriages. There are however more restrictive grounds in the 1% of marriages that are considered covenant marriages.
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Would you donate a kidney to your ex-spouse?


Phoenix divorce attorneys see the full spectrum of divorce scenarios from the most amicable to the most adversarial.


Spouses who don’t share children can make a “clean break” after the


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Friday, December 28, 2018

Divorce Drives Couples to Financial Mistakes


What financial mistakes should I avoid when getting divorced?

Phoenix family law attorneys help people navigate some of the most turbulent, emotional times of their life as once happy couples and/or families go from “I do” to “I’m done”.

If you are getting divorced in Arizona, there are many factors to consider when separating one household into two.
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