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OBTAINING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION

Statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence indicate that one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetimes. 85 percent of the victims of domestic violence are women, according to the NCADV, and it is further estimated that 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence each year. […]

CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION: CHILDREN ARE EXPENSIVE!

Child support collection and collection of arrears (back child support) are crucial in meeting the high costs of raising children. The USDA estimates that a middle-class family will spend $222,360.00 to raise a child born in 2009 to age 18. The estimate is increased from 2008 due to increases in child care, education and health services. […]

FOUR METHODS FOR OBTAINING AN ARIZONA DIVORCE

If you’re contemplating divorce, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed by the enormity of the process. Not only do you have to adjust to a new, unmarried life, but you’ve also got to figure out how to divide your property and share your finances. If you have children, the process can be even more complicated. […]

WHAT IS A COMPLEX DIVORCE?

A complex divorce is one in which there are many issues to resolve and the Husband and Wife cannot resolve this issues without a good deal of outside help from attorneys and/or mediators. Complex divorces can involve high asset divorce cases, spouses with numerous real estate properties, tax issues, a privately held corporation or several closely held businesses, marital […]

DIVORCE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: OVERCOMING FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

Abusive/domestic violence relationships are difficult to leave due to financial obligations. Many women who want to leave a violent husband or boyfriend are afraid to do so because they are financially dependent upon the abuser. Even working women may have very little control over her finances as domestic violence is about control. The abuser may have […]

CHILD CUSTODY – PARENT HIGH CONFLICT HAS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON KIDS

Parental high conflict can have a negative impact on child custody cases. A leading child psychiatrist has warned that high conflict between parents can affect children’s brain development and interfere with their ability to learn. Dr. Jean Clinton, a clinical psychiatrist and professor at McMaster University , has found that the trauma caused by dueling adults can boost stress […]

FOUR TIPS FOR GETTING ORGANIZED BEFORE A DIVORCE

Divorce can be incredibly challenging. For most people, the end of a marriage is one of the most emotionally turbulent experiences they have ever had to go through. Unfortunately, this swell of emotions can lead people to make bad decisions, especially when it comes to complex topics like property division and spousal support. Most Phoenix divorce […]

COMPLEX CHILD CUSTODY PLANS FOR COMPLEX FAMILIES

There are a growing number of interracial, inter-cultural and/or interfaith relationships in today’s society which produces a diverse religious and cultural heritage for the children. However, when these interracial, inter-cultural or interfaith relationships end, each parent will likely want to continue to celebrate their respective traditions with their children. Consequently, child custody and visitation plans or agreements can rapidly […]

DIVORCE : SIGNS THAT IT IS TIME TO MOVE FORWARD

SIGNS THAT IT IS TIME TO DIVORCE According to a Gottman Institute study, couples typically wait an average of 6 years in an unhappy marriage before seeking help or a divorce. Deciding whether to leave a committed relationship can be a sad and complex process. In a study of divorcing couples published last year, the results showed that […]

COMMON PARENTAL PITFALLS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

The animosity between former spouses can clearly affect children. However, it can also affect the ability of parents to retain child custody and visitation rights. When parents display the following behaviors, it can endanger their position in the mind of a judge: Not spending enough time with the kids: Courts tend to award primary custody to the parent […]

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