Am I Eligible for Alimony?

Alimony is also known as spousal support or maintenance. This support is usually temporary. It is usually only awarded when the former spouse cannot make ends meet after the divorce. People may use spousal support to brush up on their education and get back into the job market. They may also use this money to […]

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What If My Ex-Spouse Wants to Relocate Custody?

It is not uncommon after a divorce for a parent to break the news that he or she is moving to a new town, city, or state. For many, it comes as a shock, and anxieties begin to grow over the stability and longevity of a parent-child relationship. A parent may ask him or herself, “How […]

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3 Steps in a Step-Parent Adoption

Step-parent adoption is the most common form of adoption in Arizona. In most cases, these adoptions happen after one parent remarries and brings children with them to form a larger, new family. As the family bond grows, many step-parents feel the drive to make the bond official by adopting their new stepchildren. Step-parent adoptions can […]

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Legal Separation: What is the Process?

The parties of a marriage in Arizona might have a variety of legal reasons why they want to remain legally married but become legally separated. In the context of the procedures involved in a legal separation, they are much like those in a divorce, but the parties must agree to legal separation. In a divorce, […]

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Paternity Issues? What to do Next

It is important that a child has a supportive environment during their development to ensure they grow to be both physically and emotionally healthy. Unfortunately, many families experience paternity issues that affect family relationships and, if left unresolved or ignored, can negatively affect the children and parents involved. Are you experiencing paternity issues and unsure […]

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How to Know if An Annulment is Right for You and Your Spouse

Divorce is not the only option for ending a marriage. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible to have the union legally annulled. Unlike divorce, an annulment effectively makes the legal statement that the marriage was invalid. Here are some of the grounds for annulment that are recognized in the state of Arizona and how […]

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How to Ensure Child Custody Arrangements are Fair for Everyone

In many cases, if you and your former spouse can agree on the terms of child custody, then the judge will find no issue with custody decisions. However, if you cannot agree on child custody, you must file an action with the court in order to have a judge make that determination. A trusted family […]

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What are Your Rights as a Grandparent?

Grandchildren are often the highlight of a grandparent’s life. Unfortunately, in some cases, the parents decide not to let the grandparents see the grandchildren. Often, this is in cases of divorce or when the parents were never married. If you or a loved one are struggling with their custody or visitation rights, contact your trusted […]

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Facing the Holidays After a Divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most painful experiences anyone can endure. This is especially true if there are young children involved. As the holiday season looms, all the emotional elements of the season are heightened, and if the situation is not handled carefully and delicately, the entire holiday season can leave a […]

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How to Plan for the Holidays With a Child Visitation Schedule

Most parents can’t wait to enjoy the holiday season with their children. Making cookies, wrapping gifts and spending time with each other are all exciting parts of the holiday season. However, when you’re divorced or you have a child visitation schedule, the holidays can be more complicated. Follow the written order  Courts speak through their […]

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