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Lost my job. How do I pay Child Support?

The primary obligation of being a parent is your child’s needs. Therefore, if you have been ordered to pay child support, you are obligated to pay it. Your child’s needs do not cease just because you are no longer working.  Additionally, in Arizona, you can be charged with a crime for failing to pay child […]

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Can I be a Guardian When Not Related to the Child?

It is a disconcerting fact, a huge number of children are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. When a child does not have their biological parents, the court must assign a guardian. Depending on the situation, guardianship may be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. Ninety percent of the time, the […]

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How to Handle Holiday Child Custody Modifications

In Arizona, parenting plans typically outline how children share the holidays with both of their parents. While your agreement might have worked in the past, things can change over time. You can arrange for holiday child custody modifications any time that you experience a major change that impacts visitation. A Scottsdale child custody attorney can […]

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New Year’s Goals After A Divorce

A divorce can be traumatizing for everyone involved, especially you and your kids. As you continue to navigate your new world, it’s important to have goals. These New Year’s goals will help you start 2022 off with a positive attitude while addressing some of the deeper things that divorce can bring.  Spend More Time with […]

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What is Equitable Division?

The process of getting a divorce can bring out many challenges that the two parties involved may have not considered.  One such consideration is the division of property and assets.  It is important to know your state’s laws and definition of community and separate property.  The statutes in the state of Arizona do not clearly […]

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Collaborative Divorce

Going through a divorce procedure can be devastating for both parties involved, especially if there is a great amount of animosity between the two.  Many couples seeking a divorce are not aware of, nor do they understand, the options available for them.  Getting a peaceful divorce can be obtained with a Collaborative Divorce, which is a […]

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What Happens when my ex doesn’t follow our custody agreement?

Having a custody agreement finalized by a custody lawyer Scottsdale AZ is great, but you still have to worry about whether your ex will even comply or cooperate with it. What happens in this kind of situation? What can be done to get my ex to follow the agreement? There are a variety of ways […]

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Holiday FAQ’s Children Going Through Divorce

How children react to divorce depends on their age, personality, and the reasons surrounding the separation and divorce. In divorce, it is more important than ever for each parent to be mindful of their children’s emotional well-being.  Children may feel torn between their parents’ two distinctly different worlds.  Parents should make sure the kids don’t […]

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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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