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Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Impact of Compulsive Gaming on Divorce Rates

Q: Is video gaming impacting divorce rates?

Because Arizona is a “no fault” divorce state, filing for divorce in Arizona is generally easy and straightforward in most cases. Unless you are trying to dissolve a “covenant marriage”, you don’t have to have specific grounds in order to get divorced. You don’t have to allege or prove adultery or some other wrongdoing on your spouse’s part in order to end the marriage. You merely need to claim your marriage is “irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect for reconciliation” in order to file for divorce.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Another Reason to Fight Over Alimony

Q: How will the new alimony tax laws impact my divorce?

If you are considering getting divorced in Arizona or anywhere else, or are already in the process of doing so, there's another thing for couples to disagree about just around the corner.

A new federal tax law is hitting the books on January 1, 2019 and its impact on


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Boyfriend Allegedly Abused His Girlfriend’s Children for Years

Q: Can child abuse lead to severance of parental rights?

Those of a certain age may fondly recall a television sitcom called The Brady Bunch. It was not just the story of a lovely lady raising three girls who met a fellow who had three boys of his own.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

When a Divorce Proceeding Stalls

Q: Can the court dismiss my divorce case for delay in prosecution?

There's a lot to consider when getting divorced in Arizona. In addition to deciding how to split up property or whether one spouse will pay alimony/spousal support to the other, divorcing couples with children have to work out multiple other issues.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Divorce and the Wife’s Role in Financial Investing

Q: What is a gray divorce?

One of the biggest factors to consider when older couples get divorced in Arizona involves division of property.

Oftentimes, the children of older couples are grown and long gone, so the issues of


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Monday, July 16, 2018

A Phoenix Mom, Her Son, and a Taser Gun

Q: Is allegedly using a taser on a child tough love or child abuse?

Family law attorneys handle more than just divorces.

Sadly, domestic violence cases also bring clients to the office of...


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Avoiding Foster Care Placement When Possible

Q: Might consult a family law attorney early result in better domestic matter outcomes?

Most people don't realize that the first time someone consults a family law attorney doesn't necessarily have to be when they are getting a divorce.


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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Consequences of Child Endangerment on Custody in Arizona

Q: Can one incident of child endangerment impact child custody?

In what could easily have been another tragic hot-car baby death, a “beet red” 18-month-old infant covered with two blankets in a 112° vehicle was rescued in just time according to authorities. But the father who reportedly abandoned her for about 20 minutes while shopping is in legal hot water. His claim that he was only shopping for 10 minutes conflicts with store’s video security system, which allegedly clocked the trip at 18 minutes.

The father who reportedly has


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Child Custody and the Potential Impact of Free Range Parenting

Q: Will free range parenting impact child custody and parental rights?

If you are getting divorced in Phoenix, Arizona, you’ll have to divide your marital assets and determine whether one spouse or the other will be entitled to alimony or spousal support.

But if you have minor children, you will also have to work out – – or have a judge determine – – items such as child support,


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Mom’s Cooking Could Cost Her Custody


Can what you feed your child be considered child abuse?

Arizona family law attorneys have seen it all.

They've seen couples getting divorced in Arizona over disputes with each other. And they’ve also seen families torn apart by domestic violence or child abuse. Sometimes, something as seemingly innocent as a bowl of macaroni and cheese can disrupt a family’s life.

Macaroni and cheese is the quintessential comfort food.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Top Reasons People Divorce


Q: Why do people get divorced?

Arizona divorce attorneys need to know more than just that their client wants a divorce-- or that their client’s partner is requesting one. Divorce attorneys who ask why one (or both) members of the couple want to call it quits can help the attorney decide how divorce proceedings should move forward.
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