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CAN THE FEDS COME AFTER ME FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT?

Under Arizona law, both parents of a child are required to look after the child’s health and welfare regardless of whether the child lives with either parent. However, in most situations, the child will reside primarily with one parent for the majority of the year. That parent is considered the custodial parent and is usually […]

IMPACT OF AZ SAME-SEX COURT RULING

On October 17, 2014, a ruling in the federal court legalized same-sex marriages in the State of Arizona, making Arizona the 31st state in the nation to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. In a ruling issued by the Honorable John Sedwick of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Court declared Arizona’s […]

WEALTH IS AN INCREASING ISSUE AMONG OLDER WOMEN IN DIVORCE

According to a 2012 Internal Revenue Service report, almost 1 million women who experience divorce in 2007 controlled assets worth at least $2 million. To put this number into perspective, consider that the IRS figures for divorced men under similar circumstances was estimated to be approximately 1.3 million individuals. Additionally, women in that $2 million […]

FOR GRANDPARENTS SEEKING VISITATION WITH THEIR GRANDKIDS

In an earlier blog post, we discussed how the roles of grandparents in their grandchildren’s lives have changed considerably in recent years. In fact, as many as 5.8 million children are currently living with their grandparents somewhere in the U. S. and another 2 million children are living with another relative other than their parents. […]

TIPS FOR COHABITATING COUPLES WHO HAVE CHILDREN IN ARIZONA

While not technically married in Arizona, some couples may live together and have children together. This creates a complex situation that needs to be addressed with care. These tips can help as they raise their children, ensuring that those children have the best possible lives. — Make sure that the name of each parent is […]

ARIZONA CARDINALS PLAYER CHARGED WITH FELONY IN DOMESTIC CASE

A running back who plays for the Arizona Cardinals has been at the heart of a domestic violence investigation as of late, and the most recent development is that charges have been passed down. The football player has been charged with aggravated assault, and it is a class 4 felony. Along with the felony charges, […]

ANNULMENT V. DIVORCE: WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR YOU?

Annulment is one of many legal concepts that is often time widely misunderstood. Religion and social media have played a substantial role in presenting the meaning and qualifications of an annulment as it pertains to the law. Annulments and Divorces are similar in that they both result in making a final determination of ones marital status. […]

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