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How Do I Get My Name on the Birth Certificate?

Child Custody, Uncategorized

If your name is not on your child’s birth certificate, Arizona law provides a procedure to add it. Depending on the mother’s marital status and whether the parents agree on paternity, the process can be simple, or it can be more complex. If you are interested in learning how to establish your paternity or have […]

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What are the Consequences for not Paying Child Support

Child Support

When you decide to have a child, it is your lifetime responsibility to provide and care for their well-being. This responsibility does not end if you divorce. Even though you are no longer married, you are still a parent. Most parents want to support their children, and it is not an issue. However, in certain […]

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6 Tips for How to Tell the Kids We’re Getting Divorced

Arizona Divorce

One of the hardest things you must do when you decide to divorce is to tell your children. However, if you know that divorce is the best decision for your family, you can follow a few tips to help navigate this difficult task: 1. Take Time and Plan the Conversation You have taken the time […]

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Overview of Covenant Marriage in Arizona

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You may have heard the term “covenant marriage” in Arizona, which is a type of marriage created by our State Legislature. If you are considering getting married in Arizona, a covenant marriage is an option you may want to consider. However, there are some necessary steps that must be taken for a covenant marriage. Steps […]

What is a Rule 69 Agreement?

Arizona Divorce, Podcasts

What is a Rule 69 Agreement in Arizona? When spouses who have children are getting separated or divorced they have the option of meeting privately ahead of divorce trial proceedings to discuss issues such as visitation and parenting time, child support,  and how to divide assets. If both parties can come to a reasonable solution […]

How to File for Divorce in Arizona

Arizona Divorce

As a divorce lawyer in Phoenix, I created this guide for people who are considering handling the divorce process in Arizona alone. While it may seem like the most practical and money-saving choice for you right now, that will only be true after you successfully follow the right steps and avoid all the mistakes you’ll […]

Top signs your spouse is cheating

Top Signs Your Spouse Is Cheating

Arizona Divorce

Before you can face the arduous task of deciding what to do next, whether it’s seeking marital counseling or filing for divorce, you must first determine whether your issue is really fair. Of course, the best way to know is to get assurance from your spouse, the person with whom they may be cheating or […]

What to Know About Divorce and Taxes

What to Know About Divorce and Taxes

Arizona Divorce, Property Division

In the beginning phases of a divorce? A number of tax difficulties need to be resolved to ensure that taxes are minimized and that crucial tax-related action is taken properly, in addition to the difficult personal issues you are currently facing. Here are some things to think about if you’re going through a divorce.   […]

Navigating Custody and the Holiday Season

Navigating Custody and the Holiday Season

Child Custody

As the holidays approach, it can be challenging to want to share custody of your children. Disagreements over custody around the holidays are common, even when parents are able to co-parent effectively for most of the year. This is especially true if one parent plans a special trip or other activities with the child during […]

Divorced Parents and Navigating FAFSA

Divorced Parents and Navigating FAFSA

Arizona Divorce, Child Support

If you’re reading this in the fall or winter seasons, it’s likely that parents all around the country are scurrying about college campuses, attending long information sessions, and collecting stacks of pamphlets. These tasks can be time-consuming, but they pale in comparison to the stress of applying for financial aid.   In order to qualify […]

Student loan debt and divorce

What to Know About Student Loan Debt and Divorce

Arizona Divorce

Those going through a divorce often stress over their ex’s student loan debt. However, it may be a relief for you to know that if your ex took out the loan before your marriage, he or she will probably be held accountable for the debt following divorce. When loans are taken out during a marriage, […]

Divorce and paying for college

Planning to Pay for College After Divorce

Arizona Divorce

Most parents appreciate the value of their children’s university, college, or trade school education. However, due to the fierce competition in today’s labor market, those without formal education or training beyond high school often find themselves at a severe disadvantage while looking for work. Therefore, even if you intend your child to pursue something other […]

Do I need permission to change my child’s last name

Do I Need Permission to Change My Child’s Last Name?

Child Custody

Concerns over the children’s last names are rather common. It’s a lot more common when the parents aren’t married and already have a child. Suppose the parents are divorced or legally separated at the time of the baby’s birth, and the mother chooses to give the infant her last name. In that case, the question […]

Marijuana impact on child custody

Will Marijuana Use Impact Child Custody?

Child Custody

Arizona Prop 207, which allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes, was approved by voters in 2020. Now those over the age of 21 can possess and use marijuana without the fear of prosecution. Arizona residents are now allowed to visit a registered dispensary and buy […]

To Keep or Sell the Family Home A List of Pros and Cons

To Keep or Sell the Family Home: A List of Pros and Cons

Articles, Property Division

The house is one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Homeownership is important in a couple’s finances and might mean a lot to one spouse who is financially dependent on the other. Furthermore, the residence may have considerable emotional significance for one or both spouse. After all, you bought it when you were […]

5 Common Arizona Spousal Support Q&As

5 Common Arizona Spousal Support Q&As

Articles, Spousal Maintenance

1. Why Do Ex-Spouses Receive Spousal Support? The purpose of spousal support is to assist the lower-income earner in becoming self-sufficient. For practical reasons, the supported spouse needs time to complete training, education, or career advancement in order to become self-sufficient. It is typically a monthly payment received by one spouse from the other, with […]

Your Quick Guide to Military Divorces

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Arizona does not have a separate set of rules for military divorces, but there are additional guidelines that must be followed when one spouse is deployed or lives in a different city. Military couples can still get a divorce while one person is serving elsewhere, but the process may be significantly delayed. Because of the […]

Arizona Child Support Laws FAQs and Answers - Phoenix AZ Child Support Lawyers Near You

Can I Change an Arizona Child Support Order?

Articles, Child Support

As parents, we know that our children’s well-being is dependent on ongoing financial and emotional support. Child support payments, on the other hand, should be based on the changing and present requirements of the family. This is due to the fact that children grow and change, and their need for financial support frequently increases as […]

Child Custody Evaluations: A List of What to Know

Articles, Child Custody

Child custody evaluations are a frequent occurrence. Nonetheless, despite their commonality, it may be a highly nerve-racking struggle for a parent. To alleviate those worries and provide sufficient preparation for the process, parents should gather information about custody evaluations and their impact on child custody proceedings. Child Custody Evaluation 101 In general, a child custody […]

5 Divorce Mindset Strategies Your Lawyer Wants You to Know

Arizona Divorce, Articles

Support is key In general, guilt arises from the feeling that you failed to fulfill a commitment to a loved one, failed to keep your half of the bargain, or overlooked a vital element that may have changed the outcome. Guilt is frequently the outcome of believing you should have done more or doing something […]

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