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CORONA VIRUS STIMULUS CHECK RULES FOR PARENTS WITH SHARED CUSTODY

Most adults in the U.S. will be getting coronavirus stimulus checks for $1,200 or $2,400 for those who are married, so long as their income is under $75,000 for singles or $150,000 for married couples.  But what about the extra $500 you’ll get for each child under 17? The rules around those payments are a […]

Orders of Protection (aka Restraining Order) for Domestic Violence During COVID 19

The most dangerous place in the world for a woman is her own home. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, intimate partner violence affects millions of women every year. In the time of the coronavirus, being quarantined with an abusive partner poses greater risks. An uptick in domestic violence has already been recorded […]

Divorce Lawyer Consultation – What To Expect

If you are preparing for a consultation with a divorce lawyer because your spouse served you with divorce papers or because you are thinking about starting the divorce process, you may be thinking about what happens at the initial consultation and what you need to do to prepare for it. The divorce lawyers at Lasiter […]

FILING FOR DIVORCE AMID CORONA VIRUS

Recently, the world has drastically changed due to COVID-19. We are all learning to navigate a new way of life that involves social distancing.  However, families still need legal help.  Many clients have asked us how COVID-19 will affect their divorce cases.  The most frequently asked question is: I need to file for divorce – […]

5 Ways That Hiring A Mediation Attorney Can Help You

Mediation is a great way to resolve conflict between two parties and reach an agreement outside of a court and in privacy. A mediator is a neutral party that helps each party work together to reach an end of a dispute. Whether the dispute is regarding child custody, child support, or splitting up marital assets, […]

DO YOU HAVE AN EXISTING CASE IN MARICOPA COUNTY? HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS YOU. A MUST READ!

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CHILD DISCIPLINE (SPANKING) AND DIVORCE: BEWARE OF YOUR CHOICES

Different parents may have different views on appropriate techniques to use in disciplining their children.  Even if parents agree on appropriate techniques, if parents spank their children during the marriage without objection from the other parent, continuation of this manner of discipline can become problematic during a divorce.  In some cases, if one parent decides […]

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 […]

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