Author: Jonathan Roeder

Child Custody and Parents that Are Not Married

Determining child custody can be a difficult task to navigate, especially when parents disagree. The best interests of the children should always be at the forefront, but the emotions associated with the end of a relationship can cloud even the best judgment. Understanding the legal proceedings and navigating the courts can feel overwhelming even under […]

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Written by on August 8, 2022

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Establishing paternity in Arizona involves the legal process of identifying the father of a child, particularly in couples who are unmarried, or in people who may be married, but not to each other. This legal process helps to establish the parental rights a father may have regarding his biological children. Unfortunately, without any legal proof […]

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Written by on July 20, 2022

An Analysis of the Arizona Divorce Stats and Rate

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many adults throughout the world, including Arizona. There are many reasons couples pursue a divorce. Whether the inciting reasons are clear and divorce results from infidelity, abuse, or neglect, or the divorce is simply a matter of “growing apart,” losing passion, or developing newer and differing goals from one […]

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Written by on June 29, 2022

What Is Required to Adopt in Arizona?

Adopting a child in need of a safe and loving home is a dream that many people have. Thousands of children across the United States are in the system and looking to have a family to call their very own and you could be the loving family that they have also been dreaming of. Adding […]

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Written by on June 22, 2022

Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

Divorce is a stressful and emotionally charged process that even the most agreeable spouses must go through to separate legally and begin the next phase of their lives apart. In divorce proceedings, many essential aspects of life after divorce must be addressed and resolved, one of which is spousal maintenance (commonly referred to as alimony). […]

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Written by on June 4, 2022

Arizona Divorce Versus Annulment

Annulments and divorces are recognized as two very different actions under the law. Learn more about how they differ and what may be right for your situation.

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Written by on May 26, 2022

Should I Get a Prenup? Take Our Quiz

Table of Contents: Do I Need A Prenup? Take the quiz. What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Prenups? What Does a Prenup Do? What Are the Benefits of a Prenup? What Requirements Exist to Validate a Prenup in Arizona? What Are Some Steps to Take Before Getting a Prenup? What Is the Value of a […]

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Written by on January 19, 2022

Why Do I Need a Documented Parenting Plan for Joint Legal Custody?

According to Arizona State law, parents must create and sign a parenting plan when filing for joint custody of their children. In this legally mandated custody arrangement, the parents share custody of the children, and each of them can legally make crucial decisions on behalf of their children. Family courts are tasked with looking out […]

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Written by on January 7, 2022

What Happens to an Arizonan’s Retirement Funds in Divorce?

You have to deal with a lot of things when going through a divorce in Arizona, including the division of assets and debts. For many, assets include retirement accounts. It can seem very unfair that you have to split assets, but the division of marital property is not always equal. Because of this, many people […]

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Written by on December 20, 2021

An Overview of the Arizona Child Support Appeal Process

A child support order dictates financial support, and the parties named therein are obligated to abide. Child support is intended to ensure the children of divorced or separated parents are adequately provided for and nurtured. An appropriate child support order will see that parents meet all basic needs of the children and maintain a consistent […]

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Written by on December 6, 2021