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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Can I Be Denied Parenting Time if my ex does not Pay Child Support?

If you asked a Scottsdale family law attorney to define for you what parenting time means, he/ she would explain to the effect that it refers to the time a parent can be with his/ her child. During this time, only the designated parent can be with the child as the other parent waits for […]

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My ex was abusive. Can he/she still gain custody of our child?

When a judge is making a decision on child custody in a divorce case, the best interests of the child or children are put first. This is the case both in matters of legal and physical custody. In prioritizing the best interests of a minor, domestic violence is taken very seriously. Arizona courts do not […]

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Premarital Agreements: Are they always valid?

Prenuptial agreements are entered into by a prospective couple contemplating marriage. The agreement is usually effected when the marriage finally takes off. The purpose of this agreement is to settle various issues that arise in the event of divorce, separation or death of either spouse. These issues include division of property, property distribution and child […]

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