PHOENIX FAMILY LAW BLOG
LITIGATION OR MEDIATION?
To resolve issues in family law cases, different options such as litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (settlement conferences) are available to the parties. Divorce Settlement Agreements, Mediation Often times, judges encourage efforts to resolve conflicts prior to setting a trial in the matter. Some Judges refer to “CART” as the reason you want to spend […]
ARIZONA SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (ALIMONY)
ARIZONA SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (ALIMONY) Arizona is a “no-fault divorce” state. As such, the Courts will not consider any acts of marital misconduct when deciding whether to award spousal maintenance (alimony). Which spouse filed the petition for dissolution of marriage also has no bearing on the court’s decision to award maintenance. Awarding Spousal Maintenance. There is no complete predictability […]
HOW DOES CHILD CUSTODY GET DETERMINED BY THE COURT?
In making a child custody determination in Arizona, the Courts must consider 10 factors laid out by statute. Contrary to the beliefs of many that Courts are more likely to award custody to the Mother, the Court cannot take into account the sex of the parent. Those days are over. Contact a lawyer at Lasiter & Jackson […]
UNDERSTANDING COMMON POST-DIVORCE INSURANCE AND RETIREMENT NEEDS
After a divorce, a person’s entire life goes into flux. In the immediate aftermath of a split, most people are focused on controlling the emotional damage and finding a way to navigate life as a single person. However, it is important to recognize that there are also financial affairs that require timely attention. When you […]
CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION/ENFORCEMENT: ENFORCING AND OBJECTING
CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION/ENFORCEMENT: If you need child support enforcement or collection help or if you need assistance in fighting child support enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona, there are certain facts you should know. Calculating Arizona Child Support PaymentsArizona uses the child support guidelines adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court in order to ensure that a fair share of […]