Breaking the News: How to Let Your Family and Friends Know That You’re Getting Divorced

We all know that divorce can be tough on the parties involved, but close friends and family members of people going through divorce may also have a difficult time processing the news. This is especially true if you and your spouse share a social circle or have grown close to each other’s families. If you’re unsure of how, exactly, to tell your friends and family you’re getting divorced, we’ve put together a few tips Read More

4 Tips for Staying Sane During Your Divorce

Everyone knows divorce is difficult, but it doesn’t have to control your emotions. If you are going through a divorce, you may be coping with feelings of loneliness, anger, guilt, or depression. You don’t have to let your emotions get the best of you during this difficult time, however. Whether you’re in the middle of a divorce or just thinking about it for the first time, consider these four tips to keeping your Read More

Understanding the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act or PKPA

Co-parenting is tough, but doing so across state lines can be even more difficult. To ensure parents did not violate child custody court orders of other states, Congress passed the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (“PKPA”) in 1980. Nearly 40 years later, this federal law continues to impact child custody arrangements today. Read more to find out how the PKPA can impact your custody arrangement if your former spouse Read More

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