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BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE IN ARIZONA

Arizona is a community property state, and all debt incurred during a marriage is presumed to be joint and must be divided as such (equally).  This is regardless of whose name is on the Visa, MasterCard, or American Express for example.  As a result, bankruptcy and divorce in Arizona can be complicated.             First, if […]

Understanding How Social Media Can Be Used During Divorce

Both parties in a divorce or child custody case can request social media information from the other party to investigate facts and prepare for trial. From Facebook to online dating profiles, the information found can be used during court and could be used against you. Never go into a divorce or custody battle without consulting […]

CONTESTING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION: PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

It is not uncommon for a party in a custody battle to obtain an Order of Protection against another party to include the minor children as protected persons.  Sometimes there are legitimate concerns and allegations to support the Petition for Order of Protection.  However, sometimes allegations are made in an attempt to get a one […]

TAX CONSIDERATIONS DURING AND AFTER A DIVORCE

It is important for separating couples to understand the unique tax considerations divorce demands. Though an experienced tax expert can best advise you regarding your unique circumstances, it is valuable for any divorcing couple to keep a few basics in mind. Filing Status Tax Considerations Though most people realize that after they are divorced their […]

Phoenix Family Law: WHAT HAPPENS IN COURT – FACT vs. TELEVISION FICTION

            As most of us know, there are no lack of courtroom dramas on popular television.  What there is, however, is a lack of knowledge of how different those dramas are from the reality that occurs in a real life courtroom.  Some of the biggest mistakes in a Phoenix family law courtroom, are assuming that […]

5 Things You Should Consider About A Stepchild Adoption

In many homes in Arizona, stepparents are playing a bigger role in their stepchildren’s lives than a biological parent is. Stepparents are meeting the emotional, physical, and financial demands of raising their stepchildren and building close bonds and memories. After some time, these stepparents, and often the stepchildren, realize that the missing biological parent is […]

ARIZONA EMBRYO LAW

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman (who is now infertile after surviving aggressive cancer treatment) may not use the embryos she had frozen before treatment to have a baby without her ex-husband’s consent and must donate them instead. Ruby Torres, 39, decided to have her eggs fertilized in 2014 after she was […]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HAVE A HIGH CONFLICT COURT CASE

Identifying whether your divorce or custody case is “high conflict” can be surprisingly difficult. In most cases, there is some level of conflict in a divorce or parenting dispute. The question is whether a particular case has an abnormally high amount of conflict. Some examples of high conflict cases involve domestic violence, serious substance abuse, […]

Co-Parenting Tips For Divorced Parents

Most divorced parents are going to spend their child-raising years trying to co-parent. For many families, this is a tricky job. Setting aside frustrations, anger, and/or pain stemming from the divorce for the best interest of your children isn’t an easy thing to do, no matter how bad you want to. However, research shows that […]

RELOCATING MY CHILD OUT OF STATE

It is not uncommon after a divorce for one parent to desire to relocate to another city or state. This could be due to a new job, a new spouse, family connections, or a chance to start a new life. Whatever the reason, one parent’s move will have a major impact on child custody.  If […]

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