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WHY IS ESTABLISHING A PARENTING PLAN SO IMPORTANT?

Going through a divorce is never easy, but it’s especially tough for kids. The separation between a child’s parents is often the most painful aspect of your divorce any children involved. Arizona assembled a group of child development and mental health specialists, attorneys and other experts to determine how family courts should handle parenting time […]

MAINTAINING THE ADVANTAGE IN YOUR POST-DIVORCE ACTION

Emotions typically run high when couples decide to end their marriages. The divorce process is so emotionally draining that many people feel a sense of relief once the final divorce decree is issued. It’s natural to assume that the matter is concluded; after all, most divorces begin with a gradual buildup and then ultimately conclude […]

HOW DO PARENTING TIME GUIDELINES AFFECT MY ARIZONA CUSTODY CASE?

When couples with children decide to divorce, there is no issue of greater importance than child custody-related matters. Unfortunately, many couples who share children together are often unable to reach amicable agreements regarding custody of their kids. When that happens, family courts are often left to determine child custody matters based on a set of […]

LINK FOUND BETWEEN DIVORCE, SLEEP AND BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASE

Investigators at the University of Arizona say that people who have gone through divorce and have long-term sleep problems afterward are at an increased risk for rise in blood pressure. Researchers are quick to point out that previous studies have already established a link between divorce and major health problems, sometimes even death. However, this […]

PARENTING TIME AND RELOCATION: ISSUES FOR DIVORCING PARENTS

During the course of an AZ divorce, many issues will need to be addressed. For spouses who share young children, the process of ending a marriage will entail even more items of negotiation. Child custody and the manner in which parenting time is to be divided takes center stage within many divorces, and rightfully so. Parents who […]

WHEN DIVORCING, CONSIDER THESE CHILD-RELATED LEGAL CONCERNS

If you are divorcing and minor children are in the picture, it is critical to be prepared for all the legal decisions you will soon need to make concerning them. Divorce is not generally straightforward when minor children are involved, simply because a multitude of considerations must be contemplated. First, there is the issue of child […]

NERVOUS ABOUT POST-DIVORCE PARENTING? GET EXCITED!

When a marriage is ending and children are involved, it is completely reasonable for the entire family to be concerned about what the future holds. Luckily, whether you and your spouse opt for shared custody, a complicated visitation agreement or any other model of parenting, there are reasons to get excited about newly single parenthood. Earlier […]

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 […]

FATHER’S RIGHTS: CHANGES IN ARIZONA CUSTODY LAWS

When in comes to Father’s rights to custody in Arizona, recently state lawmakers, judges, lawyers, university researchers and activists have worked to change custody laws. In 2010, Arizona law chnaged to state that, unless there is evidence of domestic violence or substance abuse, it is in the child’s best interest to have “substantial, frequent, meaningful and continuing parenting time with […]

GETTING THROUGH THE “TRANSFER TRAUMA”

After the dust settles on a divorce, there are two households to run and parenting time to arrange. While it is common for one parent to have sole custody and do the lion’s share of child-rearing, every fit parent deserves to have a relationship with his or her child. Unfortunately, after a divorce it can […]

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