PHOENIX FAMILY LAW BLOG
HOW DO PARENTING TIME GUIDELINES AFFECT MY ARIZONA CUSTODY CASE?
When couples with children decide to divorce, there is no issue of greater importance than child custody-related matters. Unfortunately, many couples who share children together are often unable to reach amicable agreements regarding custody of their kids. When that happens, family courts are often left to determine child custody matters based on a set of […]
THE MEANING OF “CUSTODY” IN ARIZONA
I want sole custody! That is a phrase we have all heard a handful of times either in real life or on the big screen. However, as far as Arizona law is concerned, “custody” no longer exists. As such, the understanding of custody in Arizona is widely misunderstood by many. Beginning in January of 2013, […]
DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS ARE STILL IMPORTANT IN ARIZONA
An historic event occurred on Oct. 17, 2014 throughout Arizona. That is the date when Arizona became the 31st state in the nation to legalize the unions of same-sex couples. This is great news for many same-sex couples who had previously lived in domestic partnerships because of their inability to marry. However, not every same-sex couple […]
CAN A BATTERED SPOUSE GET JUSTICE IN AN ARIZONA FAMILY COURT?
If you are in an abusive marriage and seeking to get out, you probably have justified concerns for your safety as well as your children’s. You should know that Arizona courts have recognized that domestic abuse has been shown to have detrimental effects in the proper development of children. Arizona family courts take a dim […]
THE EFFECT OF DIVORCE AND YOUR ESTATE PLAN
The process of a divorce entails a variety of issues including: disposition of the marital estate, division of personal property, child custody and support determinations, etc. With so many issues requiring resolution, estate planning is likely to be the last thing on your mind. However, following a divorce, it is critical that you take the necessary steps in updating […]
HIDING MARITAL ASSETS DURING AN ARIZONA DIVORCE
When a couple decides to end their marriage, the distribution of their marital estate can sometimes become a hotly contested affair. This is usually because under current Arizona law, any property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is considered community property. Furthermore, community property in a divorce is subject the equitable distribution between both […]