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Should You Move Out of the House Before Your Divorce Is Final?

When married couples are headed for divorce, it is natural for them to separate. This is especially so if they become estranged or hostile to one another. However, a spouse Read More

Steps for Seeking Grandparental Visitation Rights

Grandparents sometimes find themselves isolated from their grandchildren in varied circumstances, such as when the grandchildren’s parents are divorced or separated. Courts respect the fact that children often benefit from Read More

How Is Alimony Calculated Under Arizona’s New Guidelines?

In 2003, Arizona adopted statewide guidelines aimed at achieving greater uniformity in the amount and duration of alimony awards for divorcing couples in similar circumstances. However, it did more than Read More

How to Keep a Divorce Uncontested

The simplest path to dissolving a marriage in Arizona is by uncontested divorce. This method is available if you and your spouse agree not only that the marriage should end Read More

Valuation Issues Faced in Dividing Retirement Accounts Upon Divorce

Retirement accounts — such as a pension, IRA or 401k — can present particularly difficult questions when dividing up property in a divorce. Although an account may be funded by Read More

How Arizona Child Support Is Affected by Allocation of Parenting Time

In Arizona, child support obligations are influenced by various factors. One of these is parenting time, also known as residential custody. If parenting time is shared, child support payments are Read More

Arizona Limits on Moving Out of State While Under a Child Custody Order

In Arizona divorces, spouses with children become subject to a child custody order, officially known as a legal decision-making or parenting time decree. If one of the parents seeks to Read More

Recognizing Deceptive Tactics in a High Net Worth Divorce

Dividing property in a divorce is a complex process, particularly when it involves high net worth couples. This term generally refers to spouses with over $1 million in liquid assets. Read More

Can a Child's Wishes Influence Custody Decisions?

Child custody and visitation — or legal decision-making and parenting time, as they are officially known in Arizona — can be among the most trying elements of a divorce. Splitting Read More

Dividing Employee Stock Options in an Arizona Divorce

Arizona is a community property state, which means that all income and assets of each spouse acquired during the marriage are divided equally during a divorce. This includes compensation a Read More

What to Do if You’re in a High-Conflict Divorce?

A high-conflict divorce is one characterized by intense and prolonged antagonism between the spouses. They are racked with strong negative emotions that prevent them from reaching amicable resolutions of such Read More

Who Gets the House in an Arizona Divorce?

Arizona is a community property state, which means that generally, assets acquired during the marriage are considered jointly owned by both spouses. As a result, this property is equally distributed Read More

Using Discovery Tools to Find a Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Under Arizona’s community property law, all assets acquired by either spouse during a marriage are subject to equal division in a divorce. Some spouses seek to avoid that result by Read More

What to Do If Your Child Refuses Parenting Time

Parenting plans in Arizona set the amount of time a child spends with each parent after a divorce. The child will usually live primarily with one parent and visit the Read More

Obtaining a Divorce When Your Spouse Is Missing

An essential element of every divorce is that the court must have jurisdiction over the parties. This requires that at least one of the spouses reside in the state and Read More

How Marital Infidelity Can Affect Property Division in a Divorce

Marital infidelity, also known as adultery, can devastate a marriage and often lead to its dissolution. Yet, Arizona divorces usually are based not on either spouse’s fault but simply on Read More

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