Category: Family Law

Understanding Entitlement Factors

According to ARS 25-319, “the court may grant a maintenance order for either spouse if it finds that the spouse seeking maintenance: Factor #1 “The spouse seeking maintenance lacks sufficient property to supply for his/her reasonable needs.” The law does not explicitly define what constitutes “sufficient property,” but the courts have provided some guidance. It […]

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Written by on September 19, 2021

Can a child decide whom to remain within a divorce?

Can a child decide whom to remain within a divorce? Divorce is never an easy decision.  And when a divorce involves children, that process becomes even more complicated. Why? Because the decisions that are made during that process affect not only the divorcing parties, but their children as well. Finding a lawyer, moving houses, dividing […]

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Written by on September 19, 2021

Collaborative divorce

A collaborative divorce stands on the ground that couples are the ones that should make decisions for their families. Negotiation can be more effective and pleasant for some couples than court proceedings when ending a marriage. For couples who can work together (even though their attorneys), collaborative divorce has many benefits, mainly because it can […]

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Written by on August 25, 2021

Third-Party Visitation

What does a Third-Party mean? A third-party is a person who is not the child’s legal parent; this can include grandparents, other relatives, or even family friends. This person can complete a petition to obtain legal decision-making authority (custody) over a minor child. For the Court to consider the petition for 3rd party rights to […]

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Written by on August 7, 2021

Postnuptial agreements in Arizona

Postnuptial agreements in Arizona You may wonder what is a postnuptial agreement. As everybody knows, prenuptial agreements have an increasing popularity, setting clear boundaries from the start of married life. If you did not think about a prenuptial agreement before getting married, do not panic. Legal documents that you can sign after taking the big […]

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Written by on July 30, 2021

Grounds for Parental Termination in Arizona

When a child lives in conditions that threaten his physical and mental condition, anyone close to him can petition that his parents be deprived of their rights.  Grounds for Parental Termination in Arizona Arizona Revised Statute §8-533(B) provides the following grounds for termination: The parent abandoned the child. The parent neglected or abused the child. The […]

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Written by on July 30, 2021

Reasons for divorce in Arizona

Nowadays, divorce has become a typical process. You hear about it all around you, on TV, even when talking with friends or even family. Or maybe you are in the middle of a divorce process. This fact should not surprise us considering that in 2019, the divorce rate in America was over 46%, Arizona being […]

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Written by on June 29, 2021

Pros and Cons of a Prenuptial Agreement

Pros and Cons of a Prenuptial Agreement In recent years, more and more people are starting to turn to prenuptial agreements. This foresight can give a new couple the peace of mind they need to build a new life together.  But what are the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement? Firstly, we will talk […]

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Written by on June 29, 2021

The top seven things to consider in a gray divorce

In the United States, it’s more common than ever for couples over the age of 50 to seek a divorce. In fact, a recent study from Bowling Green State University shows that divorce in couples over age 50 nearly doubled between the years 1990 and 2010. Unfortunately, this trend-sometimes known as gray divorce- frequently comes […]

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Written by on June 7, 2021

7 Apps to Help Make Co-Parenting Easier

Life After Divorce: 7 Apps to Help Make Co-Parenting Easier Divorce is hard, but it doesn’t mean co-parenting has to be. While splitting up usually means parents relocate with shared custody of a child, the distance doesn’t mean communication should stop. Though it can be tough to stay on the same page as the other […]

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Written by on June 7, 2021