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TOP 5 REASONS TO HIRE A DIVORCE ATTORNEY

Like a majority of legal issues, the process of going through a divorce can prove to be quite expensive. As such, in effort to cut costs, many decide to proceed through process without the assistance of a qualified attorney. In some rare occasions, a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable. However, most people should strongly consider hiring a […]

FORMER WIFE OF TIGER WOODS OPENS UP ABOUT HER DIVORCE

Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, finally opened up about her dramatic breakup with him at her recent graduation from college where she earned a degree in psychology. Nordegren was speaking at a May 10 graduation ceremony where she managed to speak openly about the couple’s divorce and even joked about it. Although Nordegren did not […]

10 STEPS TO DEALING WITH A DIFFICULT EX POST DIVORCE

The process of a divorce has been described as one of the most stressful events in a persons life. For many, the stress is likely to continue for many years following completion of the divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved. As such, life as a divorced parent can be far more difficult than […]

GROWING NEED FOR FOSTER CARE HIGHLIGHTS CHILD CUSTODY ISSUES

May is Nation Foster Care Month and with that in mind, it’s important to remember that there are thousands of Arizona kids looking for permanent homes. It’s also time to recognize the scores of people who dedicate themselves to working with those kids and trying to find suitable families for them. La Paloma Family Services […]

POST-DIVORCE PROPERTY DIVISION: WHAT TO EXPECT IN A COMMUNITY PROPERTY STATE

Arizona is one of only nine community property states. In a community property jurisdiction, most property acquired during the marriage, excluding separate property, is owned jointly by both parties in the marriage and divided evenly upon divorce, annulment, or death. Under community property laws, all property is automatically presumed to be joint community property absent specific evidence […]

ALLEGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPREE MAY GIVE RISE TO DIVORCE

Late last month police arrested a 43-year-old man who threatened to kill his wife during an alleged sexual and physical assault which began over his suspicions that she was having an affair. According to the police report, the defendant assaulted the victim both at their Avondale, Arizona, home and in their vehicle while parked behind […]

EX-WIFE OF LATINO SINGER IS SEEKING CHILD SUPPORT INCREASE

Latino singer Mark Anthony is currently engaged in a legal battle with his ex-wife over a modification in the amount of child support payments he gives to her each month for their two sons. The couple divorced in 2004, but according to new legal documents, his ex-wife alleges that Anthony, should be required to pay […]

CHILD CUSTODY ISSUES AMONG SAME-SEX PARENTS AND COUPLES

The United States Constitution provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction “equal protection of the laws.” However, when it comes to the issue of child custody amongst gay and lesbian parents, the applicability of equality appears to be nothing more than a myth. In fact, recent studies have shown that […]

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