When to Seek an Annulment instead of a Divorce

Is an Annulment better than a divorce? An annulment can, in some situations, be preferable to a divorce because it erases the legal effects of the marriage. Instead of having continued legal ramifications, such as spousal support orders or divisions of assets, an annulment declares you were never legally married at all, and you return […]

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Relocating and Custody- Cathy’s Story

Cathy’s Story is a hypothetical example of a typical custody case. Cathy and Michael divorced three years ago, and Cathy was granted residential custody of their two children at her home in Arizona, near where her husband lived. The custody order granted Michael visitation rights every other weekend, when the children would stay with him. […]

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Abusive Relationships- Dangerous Misconceptions

It is important to know the signs of an abusive relationship, but it is just as important to know the misconceptions. Victims who believe the misconceptions may not even realize they’re involved in an abusive relationship: Misconception 1: Abusers are consistently abusive Abuse is often cyclical. After an abusive outburst, it is not uncommon for […]

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Ten Tips to Getting Through a Custody Battle

Ten Tips to Getting Through a Custody Battle Divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved. The transition from full-time family life to shared custody can be hard to get used to, and custody battles can be exhausting. Our Scottsdale family law attorney team strives to make this challenging process easier. The following tips […]

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Frequent Mistakes in High Net-Worth Divorces

Oftentimes our Arizona divorce lawyers encounter a divorce case involving an individual or marital high net-worth. These cases present unique problems in an already unpleasant situation. There are many factors that must be considered so the advice and knowledge of an experienced divorce lawyer in Scottsdale at the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman can […]

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Child Custody Evaluations—Part 2

Last week we talked about when a child custody evaluator is necessary how they are selected. This week we will give an overview of the evaluation process.   The cost of an evaluation will depend on whether it is court–ordered or voluntary. Hiring privately, you will always pay more than if the evaluation were court […]

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Child Custody Evaluations—Part 1

In the event that you decide to divorce your spouse and you have children, they likely won’t have to be too involved in the court process. But some parents are unable to work out a child custody solution. That is where child custody evaluations come in. At the Law Offices of Hope E. Fruchtman our […]

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Military Divorces are Different from Civilian Divorces

If you or your spouse is an active service member of the military, reserve or guard, or retired military and you are contemplating divorce, there are certain factors of which you should be aware. Military couples will typically go through a similar procedural process as civilians when divorcing, but there are different considerations that must […]

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Late in Life Divorce Considerations

Older couples can divorce for the same reasons as young couples, but there are certain issues facing late-life divorces rather than younger couples. These concerns can include: Health Retirement Losing parents and friends Even the unsettling loss of youth   At the Law Offices of Hope E. Fruchtman, our Scottsdale attorneys and staff are dedicated […]

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Considerations: Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Your fist priority in an abusive relationship is to get yourself and your kids to safety. But statistics indicate that the most dangerous time for women (most battered spouses or partners are women, but if you are a battered man, this advice applies to you as well) living with batterers is the point they leave […]

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