Default Divorce: What is it?

Default Divorce: What is it? When a divorce is in default, it means one party is not participating. The court grants the requests of the filing part by default since no one has stepped forward to dispute it or to make adjustments.  A default divorce can be petitioned for if the defendant (partner being served […]

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Vaccinations for Children: Who Decides After Divorce?

Going through a divorce can be a time of great stress and frustration, especially during a pandemic. If there are children involved, things can become even more complicated and stressful. If you’re going through a divorce and you and your ex-spouse-to-be are unable to agree on whether or not your children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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I Lost My Job, Can I Modify Child Support Payments?

Scottsdale family law attorney, Fruchtman Law Firm discusses the title question.  Is there anything that can legally be done in such an instance?  What are the first steps I must take?  We will present answers to these questions in this concise blog.  I Lost My Job: Can I Modify Child Support Payments? The answer to […]

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Arizona Parenting Plans

A parenting plan lists how divorced parents share the responsibilities and rights for reading their children. In addition, this document explains who is responsible for the legal-decision making for the child, a parenting schedule, and sets guidelines for communication and dispute resolution. When setting up a parenting plan in Arizona, reach out to your Scottsdale […]

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Is Divorce Mediation right for us?

When a couple decides to divorce, they face an entirely new world of emotions and legal complications. One way for couples to navigate this process is by divorce mediation. Let’s look at what divorce mediation is and how it can help divorcing couples get through the process more smoothly. At Fruchtman Law Firm, we see […]

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Differences between Legal Separation and Divorce in Arizona

At Fruchtman Law Firm, we help with both legal separation and divorces. The processes of legal separation and divorce are very similar in the state of Arizona. Both approaches mean the divorcing couple must agree on living arrangements, finances, debts, insurance issues, and child custody issues. Both processes will fill out similar sets of documents […]

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How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony in Arizona?

After a divorce, it not uncommon for a spouse to receive financial support from the other spouse for a specific time. This support is referred to as alimony, spousal support, or spousal maintenance.   What Is Alimony? Alimony is court-obligated payments made by one spouse to another spouse after a divorce or legal separation. Alimony payments […]

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Adultery: Is it Illegal in Arizona?

Today, it’s more likely for a married couple to get divorced than for them to stay together. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. One of the most significant reasons for divorce is adultery and for a good reason. Infidelity is considered the ultimate offense […]

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Who Will Get the House in the Divorce?

“Who gets to keep the house?” is the initial question many prospective divorcees ask during a consultation.  The conventional response from a divorce attorney in Arizona is it depends on multiple factors, and even though you can don’t necessarily mean you should.   Meanwhile, the marital residence is frequently associated with powerful emotions, making it one […]

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Your Guide to a Surprise Divorce

The term “surprise divorce” refers to a divorce that occurs unexpectedly. It can put your financial future and your possessions in jeopardy, and you’ll almost certainly have to split your possessions, pay alimony, or pay child support.  Separating from your spouse can be extremely stressful and challenging, so get a divorce attorney in Arizona. What […]

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