Alimony vs. Child Support

Alimony is the legal obligation to provide spousal support after divorce. Traditionally alimony was paid by ex-husband to ex-wife, but since the move for gender equality beginning in the 1970s, there is acceptance that a husband may also be entitled to alimony from his former wife. Alimony dates back to ancient texts as far back […]

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Prenupt Agreements 101

Prenuptial agreements, or premarital agreements have an interesting reputation because of the forward approach to potential disintegration of a marriage. Some people are under the impression that prenuptial agreements expect a marriage to fail. This article is written with the intention to illuminate a few basic principles and features behind “prenupts”.   As implied in […]

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Step-Parent Adoption: Bringing Families Together

Divorce is a tough situation and lifestyle change for every member of the family, especially if there are children involved. Children are sensitively attuned to any environmental change big or small, but divorce is no small alteration. In the lucky event that someone gets remarried, children have yet another change to deal with, but with […]

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7 FAQs about Divorce Cases and Proceedings

Arizona is one of those states where the divorce rate is higher than average. On the other hand, the marriage rate is higher than average also, which can help explain the larger amount of divorces. If you are considering getting an Arizona divorce lawyer, here are the answers to some common FAQs. I am unhappy […]

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Guardian Ad Litem

Divorce law can be very complicated, especially when children are involved. The courts have devised a system for taking care of those kids, and to do so, they often appoint a representative whose job is to look after the interests of the child. Though parents can sometimes keep the best interests of the child in […]

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Legacy Trust: A Premarital Planning Tool

A legacy trust is an essential estate planning tool for professional people. Doctors, lawyers, psychologists, business owners and other individuals can benefit from the asset protection that is provided with legacy trusts. With a legacy trust, these individuals ensure that creditors are not able to come after funds that they have worked hard to accumulate […]

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What is Collaborative law?

Collaborative law is an increasingly popular field of law that allows divorced couples to resolve matters without the courts. A couple seeking a divorce will meet with two separate lawyers and sign an agreement for the pursuit of the collaborative law process. Collaborative law requires that each party submit a signed contract that states neither […]

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Tips on how to Reconnect with an Estranged Child

A parent estranged from a child is not a new phenomenon. The family unit is subjected to many pressures including divorce, social problems and financial issues; some of these factors may lead to rifts in family relationships. Whatever the reasons for alienation between parent and child, differences need to be resolved in a productive way. […]

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Can my child testify?

Tricky issues arise when a divorce is on the table. For most parents, the primary concern is about the child. Ask any Phoenix divorce lawyer and they will tell you that one of the most common questions is, “Can my child testify?” Some parents want their children to get on the stand to express an […]

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The Seven Stages of Divorce

Obtaining a divorce can be a lengthy process, especially if the parties do not agree on the issues. Child custody is generally contested more than any other aspect. Regardless if you have children, property, or businesses, a divorce will follow the same basic seven stages of divorce. 1. Initiating the Divorce: The Petitioner will initiate […]

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