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Post-divorce changes are part of rebuilding

In the first year or so following your divorce, things may have gone well enough. You and your former spouse may have settled into your co-parenting agreement, and the child support payments arrived on time. After the months of stressful divorce, this may have been a welcome relief, and your life may finally be moving […]

Mediation can minimize trauma typically associated with divorce

While most people in Arizona and elsewhere spend months planning their weddings, many file for divorce on impulse. Regardless of the circumstances, divorces can leave you emotionally and financially drained. However, with careful planning and qualified advisors, you may be able to control the outcome of your divorce. Be selective when accepting advice From the moment […]

12 WAYS PEOPLE MAKE DIVORCE MORE EXPENSIVE – A CAUTIONARY TALE

The amount of money it takes to support two households after divorce is always going to be higher than the amount of money it takes to support one household during a marriage. That does not mean it is not doable and it does not mean it is not worth it. People often say, “I hear you, but […]

What if my divorce settlement isn’t as good as my best friend’s?

You and your best friend have a tradition: at the beginning of every season, you go shopping together to get that one trendy clothes item everyone wants to have. But you never, ever pay full price. Afterward, you go for coffee and celebrate the good deal you got. It’s a game to see how much […]

Avoid co-parenting conflicts by following these tips

The marriage has ended, but you must still interact with your ex when raising children together. Co-parenting can be the cause for major conflict after divorce, but remember that every fight over your kids adds to your children’s suffering. Learn how to avoid co-parenting conflict with these tips. Follow the golden rule Be kind to […]

How social media can impact your divorce

A majority of people on this planet are active on social media. Specifically, according to Pew Research Center, 74 percent of the adults that are online are engaged on social networking sites. So, it’s not surprising that social media posts are now being used by divorce attorneys in court cases. Can your social media profiles […]

What can be done to reduce domestic violence?

According to stats from the Bureau of Justice, the rate of domestic violence has been dropping. In 1994, it stood at 16 people out of every 1,000. In 2000, it was just under eight out of every 1,000 people. In 2010, it was just above four. Now, it’s worth noting that this only counted intimate partner […]

Wages can be garnished for current and back payments

If your ex is not paying the proper amount for child support — or is not paying at all — one of the options that the state has is to garnish that person’s wages. To do this, an Administrative Income Withholding Order will be needed. This can be issued by the Division of Child Support Services. The […]

Dos and don’ts for Arizona child custody

You and your spouse may want to come up with a child custody arrangement, which can be approved by the court when you get divorced. Below are a few things you should and should not do during this process. — Do think about the agreement from a practical standpoint. For example, having your child live […]

Questions couples may want to ask about cohabitation

Cohabitation is more common and accepted than it has been in the past, and many couples choose it when they don’t want to deal with the legal and financial sides of a marriage. Further, staying unmarried means a split can be easier and faster if and when it comes. However, there are some things that […]

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