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What a Premarital Agreement Can and Cannot Do in Arizona

A premarital agreement — also known as a “prenup” — is a contract providing in advance for how property and debts will be distributed in case of a divorce. This type of agreement can save a couple a significant amount of time and money that would be spent on litigation. However, while there are many […]

What Happens When a Child Refuses to Visit the Other Parent?

Arizona law favors custody arrangements that give children as much time as possible with both parents. Psychological research shows this is usually in the child’s best interests, as kids with a close relationship with mom and dad tend to thrive compared to peers who don’t get ample time with both parents. But what happens when […]

Deciding Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce

Many people regard their pets as members of the family. About 85 million American households own a dog or cat, and who gets the pets is frequently an issue in divorce cases. While some states have amended their laws to allow divorce courts to consider the best interests of the animal, Arizona and other states […]

Divorce During the Year of Coronavirus

The number of people looking for divorce spiked 34 percent between March and June, compared to a year earlier, and 20 percent of the people exploring divorce have been married five months or less, according to recent data. It appears that the stress of quarantine, job loss, homeschooling and other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Understanding the Benefits and Limits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Nobody likes to think about divorce when starting a marriage, but it is a realistic possibility that must be considered. Many couples marry later in life after having accumulated some wealth and after having children from a prior marriage. Entering into a prenuptial agreement is a way to plan for an orderly disposition of property […]

Who Has the Final Say in Joint Legal Child Custody in Arizona?

In Arizona, when parents have joint legal custody, final say resides with “both” parents to agree on major decisions regarding their children. Only when one parent is given sole authority can they make decisions without the other parent. Arizona law provides for two types of legal custody of children after a divorce. One parent may […]

Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements

For every article in popular media that focuses on the negative aspects of prenuptial agreements, another one is published that theorizes they make marriages stronger. Still others say prenups are a sign that you and your spouse-to-be simply don’t have enough trust to survive a long marriage. Whether or not a prenuptial agreement is to […]

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