Category Archives: Divorce
Arizona Parenting Plans and Why You Need to Have One
If you are a parent contemplating or going through a divorce, you may be wondering about what your child’s new living arrangement will be and how you and your co-parent will make decisions on behalf of your child. Arizona law requires that divorcing couples seeking joint custody of their children develop a written parenting plan, […]
How U.S. Tax Law Changes Affect Alimony in Arizona
Arizona Tax Treatment of Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Federal law revisions that took effect in 2018 change how income from alimony (known as spousal maintenance in Arizona) is treated for tax purposes. The revisions apply to all divorces and separations concluded after January 1, 2019. Taxation of Alimony in Arizona After Jan 2019 Under prior […]
Do Couples Need To Go To Court For An Arizona Divorce?
If you choose an uncontested divorce, you can potentially go through the process without a hearing or a trial, provided you meet certain basic requirements and precisely follow procedures. However, the law has many rules, so you still need experienced legal support to help ensure you do not find yourself standing before a judge unexpectedly. […]
Does Arizona Covenant Marriage Prevent Divorce?
Entering into a covenant marriage — which is not an easy process — requires couples to undergo pre-marital counseling and present a sworn affidavit as part of the marriage certificate application process. Couples who enter into a covenant marriage sign a promise to seek marital counseling in the event of marital difficulties. However, the actual […]
Can Both Spouses Use The Same Attorney To Dissolve Their Arizona Marriage?
You and your spouse may fully intend to divorce amicably and, before you begin the divorce process, you may believe you already reached agreement on all the important settlement issues. However, sharing one lawyer for your divorce is not allowed under ethical rules, responsibilities and obligations that an attorney must adhere to. Both parties need […]