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What Are the Biggest Challenges in a Military Divorce Lawsuit?

Military marriage isn’t easy. With lengthy separations, frequent relocations, and relatively low pay, it’s common for one or both spouses to feel isolated and as though they lack support from the other. Enlisted service members have a higher divorce rate than the national average for civilians with the highest rate for Air Force active-duty…

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Explaining Contested and Uncontested Divorces

No couple walks down the aisle expecting it to end in divorce court, but life sometimes takes people in unanticipated directions. Fortunately, not all divorcing spouses have to litigate their divorce inside a courtroom. A divorce trial means an impartial judge who doesn’t personally know their situation makes all the final decisions for how…

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How Establishing Paternity Can Impact Your Family Lawsuit

Fathers have rights in Arizona family court cases, including child custody cases and other family-related legal matters like child support obligations and visitation rights. But unlike mothers—for whom parentage is clear upon childbirth, fathers in Arizona court cases may not have presumptive parenting rights if they are not married to a child’s mother.  Courts…

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Biggest Financial Mistakes to Avoid During a Chandler Divorce

A divorce is an emotionally draining experience. Many divorcing spouses focus their attention on the fraught emotional aspects of the divorce—whether it’s anger, sorrow, or relief—and allow some important legal aspects to slip through their fingers. Once the final divorce judgment is in place, many newly divorced spouses confront the reality of post-divorce life…

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Spotting the Signs of Asset Hiding in an Arizona Divorce

Ending a marriage is rarely an easy, distress-free process, but when divorcing spouses have significant assets, it may quickly become contentious and embittered. Arizona’s divorce process includes community property laws compelling both spouses to divide all property, assets, and debts acquired during the marriage equally and fairly. Unfortunately, during the animosity of divorce, some…

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How is a Child’s Best Interests Defined in Arizona?

Facing a divorce with child custody as a factor can be an intimidating experience for parents. No parent looks forward to a judge deciding when they can spend time with their own children, but when parents separate or divorce, it breaks one household into two, making a decision for child custody and parenting time…

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How to Prepare for a Family Court Hearing in Arizona

With the exception of child adoption, facing a family court hearing is rarely a joyous occasion. Often, these hearings occur during the worst time in a family’s life as they argue contentious issues such as a divorce agreement, child custody, child support, and alimony. Family court cases may be intensely emotional as well as…

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Important Tips for Handling a Public Divorce

It’s never easy to go through a divorce, but when one or both parties are public figures or the divorce sparks public interest, it’s even more distressing. Even if you aren’t a celebrity or public figure, your very personal divorce may feel like an open book when it requires testimony from many witnesses and…

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Understanding Arizona’s Alimony Laws

Alimony is one of the most hotly contested issues in Arizona divorce, often far more so than the equitable distribution of marital assets and even child custody. Alimony—also called spousal support or spousal maintenance—tends to generate powerful emotions in a situation that may already be volatile. No matter what side of the issue a…

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Why is Asset Protection So Important in a Divorce?

Like many states, Arizona is a community property divorce state. In a community property state, divorcing spouses must equitably divide all marital property in a manner that’s fair if not strictly 50/50. The way the spouses or the judge divides the entirety of the couple’s property depends on when and how they acquired each…

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