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Family Court Authority to Modify Orders of Protection in Arizona Divorce and Child Custody

Arizona Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence

Arizona Court of Appeals held the family court has statutory authority to modify an order of protection when terms may conflict with the court’s parenting orders in divorce or child custody proceedings. But only to the degree the family court is satisfied the modified order of protection and party’s request for parenting time will not […]

Dividing Virtual Assets in Divorce

Arizona Divorce

In Arizona, marital property is subject to equal division between the spouses in a divorce. The task of determining the nature and character of certain assets as either separate property or community property can sometimes be difficult, particularly when transmutation has occurred. Recently, a unique new form of intangible property has made a quiet entry […]

How To Plan For Your Arizona Divorce

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Only you can decide for certain whether the marriage is over. But if you believe it is, then start planning for Arizona divorce proceedings. Preparing a plan for your divorce does not make you cold-hearted or vindictive. On the contrary, divorce planning is necessary and the smart thing to do. Being caught unprepared can affect […]

Post-Divorce Agreement Cut Spousal Maintenance in Arizona Arrears Enforcement Case

Spousal Maintenance

Superior Court must consider parties’ post-divorce agreement to cut spousal maintenance and husband’s equitable defenses to nonpayment. After terms of agreement were satisfied, the wife petitioned to enforce maintenance awarded in the consent decree, seeking arrearages with interest. Spousal support was made non-modifiable by consent decree. Husband had complied with and relied upon the post-decree […]

Implementing Reverse Mortgages in Mature Divorce

Arizona Divorce, Property Division

When a mature couple files for divorce their Arizona marital home is often mortgage-free, a valuable asset that must be divided. Along with deciding which spouse shall remain in the home (assuming the property is not sold as part of the divorce and the proceeds divided), an important consideration is the availability of a reverse […]

Domestic Violence Resources

Articles, Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resources in Arizona In 2013, the Phoenix Police Department reported receiving 50,000 domestic violence calls. However, an estimated additional 40,000 incidents of domestic violence go unreported each year. Nationally, our state ranks fourth for the rate of female domestic violence homicides. Source: Sojourner Center.org which also assists victims of domestic violence in Arizona. […]

Military Divorce Tips for Civilian Spouses

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There are many issues unique to military divorce cases that rely on you being familiar with your civilian spouse divorce rights. Division of pensions and military retirement funds, long-distance parenting plans when a party is stationed overseas, to name only two. By making use of the information that we have for you on our website, […]

Parent Violated Arizona Order of Protection with Domestic Violence By Video Chat

Domestic Violence

In 2015, the Arizona court entered an order of protection preventing contact and threats or acts of domestic violence by defendant-parent against the custodial parent. Before that order expired, the victim petitioned for a 2016 ex parte order of protection. Upon hearing the petition, defendant was found to have violated the 2015 order by act […]

Coping with Stress in Your Divorce

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Managing Stress in Your Divorce or Family Law Case Among the most stressful life experiences, divorce and family law cases can be profoundly emotional. They represent a turbulent period for both spouses and can affect the children for years to come. The divorce, legal separation, or child custody dispute may challenge your resolve initially. But […]

Grandparents Get Emergency Temporary Sole Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time of Arizona Widow’s Five Children

Child Custody

In this special action, the trial court entered temporary child custody orders granting grandparents sole legal decision-making and parenting time of the mother’s five minor children following ex-parte petition and hearing. Mother’s fitness as a parent was challenged and the trial court did not err in granting temporary third-party custody to the grandparents. Gia Chapman […]