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HOW PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DURING DIVORCE

As researchers continue to study the impact of divorce on children, certain truths remain constant. Divorce can cause children anxiety, anger and confusion. Ultimately, grades, behavior, physical health, and even mental health issues can arise. For parents seeking a divorce, the process may not be the most daunting challenge. Helping children survive the ills of divorce may […]

CHILD VISITATION ON HOLIDAYS

A difficult concept for people soon to be divorced or people who do not have physical custody of their child or children is when special occasions and holidays come around. When working with Lasiter & Jackson, we can help you work through this by creating a visitation agreement with the opposing party that benefits the […]

SETTLING A DIVORCE OUT OF COURT

The end of a marriage can be a difficult time for those involved. Trying to divide up a family and household can be painful. Having to go to court to do so may make the situation even worse. There are ways to settle a divorce outside the courtroom, including mediation. While not all couples can cooperate […]

CHILD SUPPORT OWED: HOW TO COLLECT IN ARIZONA?

After a divorce, many parents find it difficult to collect child support. These parents often struggle to raise their children on their own. However, when a child support order is in place, many collection remedies are available in Arizona. Though an experienced family law attorney can best aid you in collecting child support, it is valuable to […]

SPERM DONORS AND CHILD SUPPORT

The law often struggles to keep up with advances in technology. One of the confusing situations that technology has inspired is the need for courts to grapple with family law issues concerning advances in conception methods. An issue that courts are currently confronting is whether a sperm donor may be held liable for paying child support for […]

HOW SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IMPACT CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS IN AZ

Child support and Social Security have a complex relationship: Social Security payments can affect child support and vice versa. For any family whose financial situation involves both sources of income, it is imperative to understand the applicable Arizona law. Calculation of Child Support Although many factors are considered by courts when determining child support, income is […]

TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT DIVORCE

Many parents are apprehensive about telling their children that they are getting a divorce for fear that they will somehow “do it wrong.” Family therapists suggest that following a few simple guidelines will help children absorb the news about their parents’ split more easily. Experts agree that it is best to tell children about impending divorce as […]

DIVIDING SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS AFTER DIVORCE

What Happens When Dividing Your Spouse’s Social Security Retirement Benefits After a Divorce? If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record (even if he or she has remarried) if: 1. You are unmarried; 2. You are age 62 or older; 3. Your ex-spouse is […]

THINKING OF REPRESENTING YOURSELF? YOU MAY WANT TO THINK AGAIN!

The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer Even Lindsay Lohan had a great lawyer and did jail time. Imagine if you did not know what facts the judge wanted to hear and made him or her angry because you decided to dictate what you thought they should know. Or, rather, what if you went to trial and the judge […]

MEL GIBSON DIVORCE AND CUSTODY BATTLE

child custodyMEL GIBSON CUSTODY CASE: BECOMING TYPICAL? In many custody battles, one or both parents use each and every flaw or mistake of the other in order to gain the upper hand – many times exaggerating the facts or even lying. The Mel Gibson custody case is a prime example of this phenomenon. Mel Gibson […]

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