3 Ways to Protect Your Kids During the Divorce Process

Getting divorced is hard on the divorcing parties, but children often take it harder. If you’re getting divorced, there are effective ways you can shield your children from the various unintended negative unintended consequences divorce can have on them. Read more to learn how you can protect your children’s emotional well being during this difficult time. Be open about what’s going on but don’t talk about the Read More

Negotiate, Don’t Litigate: 3 Tips to Avoid a Messy Courtroom Divorce

Getting divorced doesn’t have to be the knock-down dragged-out fight depicted in movies and on T.V. shows. In fact, if the two of you don’t have complex assets, getting divorced can be a simple matter of civilized negotiations between the two of you. Read on for more tips on how to have an amicable divorce. Divorcing with or without kids If you and your spouse don’t have kids, then getting divorced can be much Read More

4 Ways to Prepare for Your Arizona Child Custody Case

Child custody battles can be brutal because they are emotionally draining for everyone involved. You want to present your best case possible so that you can continue to be in your child’s life. But how can you prepare for your hearing to get the best result possible for both you and your child?     Work with an Experienced Family Law Attorney The best and most effective way that you can prepare for your case Read More

4 Useful Tips on How to be There for Your Child After Your Divorce

Children often react poorly to divorce for a variety of reasons. They do not completely understand what is happening or why, and they have very little control over what is going on. This is particularly frustrating for children when the divorce directly affect their daily lives. As a parent, it can be difficult to put your wants and needs aside and comfort your child because you are going through a lot as well. Read More

How Does Arizona Determine Spousal Maintenance/Alimony?

When one spouse makes more money than the other, he or she may need to pay the spouse “alimony” during or after a divorce proceeding which in Arizona is legally referred to as “spousal maintenance.” These payments help the less well-off spouse deal with regular living expenses that he or she may not be able to pay on their own. When a couple divorces, the total amount of income that can be used for household Read More

Understanding the Arizona “Legal Decision-Making”/Child Custody Process

As of January 1, 2013, Arizona no longer uses the term “custody” for children. Instead, the legislature split up “custody” into two distinct parts.  “Custody” is now legal decision-making, which refers to the ability parents have to make major decisions for their child, and parenting time, which refers to the time parents have to actually spend with their children. Lawmakers in Arizona have changed the term “custody” Read More

5 Key Benefits to Having a Parenting Plan in Place

When you and the other parent of your child are no longer together, it is a great idea to create a parenting plan to organize custody and visitation time. A parenting plan is a document that specifically sets out when the child will be with each parent. It also describes how major decisions about the child will be made, such as healthcare, education, and religion. Although some former couples may be able to fully Read More

The Impact of an Extramarital Affair on an Arizona Divorce

As you can imagine, adultery can turn an already stressful divorce into an emotional firestorm. It may be tempting for couples to play the blame game in their divorce proceedings. The question is, can a history of cheating legally affect the outcome of your divorce? In most circumstances, an extramarital affair will not affect your divorce case.  However, there are a few exceptions in which an affair or decisions Read More