Recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence

Generally speaking, most people find that domestic violence a topic they simply do not like to talk about. Often, shame is attached to domestic violence. The abused partner in the relationship blames their behavior on igniting the abuse. The distressing fact is that millions of women and men are in abusive relationships. It might be […]

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How Divorce Affects Children

What are the Affects on Children? Divorce is a major life event that affects everyone in the family, especially the kids. While divorce is often necessary for the health and happiness of the family, it can take a toll on your children. Stress During and shortly after the divorce, your child may feel stressed about […]

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5 things you should know about relocation

When parents divorce, one of them may move away. Parents should learn about Arizona’s relocation rules, so that they can work with their Scottsdale divorce attorney to pursue their interests in the best way possible. Here are 5 things you need to know about relocation: 1. You can relocate before you file for divorce There’s […]

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7 commonly asked questions about adoption

Deciding to adopt a child is unfamiliar territory and it helps to go into the process with a basic understanding of how it works. Every situation is not the same, but there are some aspects that are in common with many adoptions. Take a look at these answers to seven commonly asked questions about adoption […]

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How does child support work?

Parents who establish a custody order for the first time often wonder how child support works. The State of Arizona created a child support formula that applies to all custody orders in the state. The formula takes the circumstances of the case into account to calculate what parent should pay support and how much they […]

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New Marriage with Children Involved?

A new marriage is a major experience. When children are involved, it can be even more of an adventure. Not only have you made a commitment to your new spouse, but to their child as well. Suddenly, you have an opportunity to share in all the joy and growing pains of parenthood. As exciting as […]

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Divorced With Kids? Where should they go to school?

A divorce can be devastating for all family members, especially for the kids of the divorcing couples because their lives are affected in many ways. One issue that comes up during divorce proceedings is the dispute over where the kids will attend school after the parents go their separate ways. Children whose parents are going […]

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Importance of Parenting Time

There are numerous studies that outline the importance of a child receiving access to both parents. Removing one parent from children when they provide a healthy, loving relationship can prove detrimental to the overall wellbeing of the child. However, in the event of divorce, parents often attempt to obtain full custody of their child, for […]

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What are the top 3 reasons for an annulment?

The reasons for an annulment differ from state to state, but the state of Arizona has some basic requirements on what constitutes an annulment. The provisions for a marriage annulment in Arizona are found in title 25, chapter 3 and article 1 of the Arizona code. The act for a marriage annulment in the state […]

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Arizona Spousal Maintenance Explained

Spousal maintenance or alimony, as is sometimes called, is a discretion of the family court. While making such an award, the court looks at various factors, one of which is the length of a marriage. There are higher chances of spouses from lengthy marriages filing for alimony receiving their request than those from shorter marriages. […]

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