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Informative blog postings on Family Law, including divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance (alimony),  child support, same-sex legal issues, prenuptial agreements (and postnups), as well as many other topics.

When to seek sole custody after divorce

When to seek sole custody after divorce

When children are involved in a difficult divorce it’s natural to desire sole custody but it’s always important to examine the reasons behind that desire. It’s important to consider what your child needs not only now but in the future. Here are a few reasons to seek full custody:

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What is a legal separation?

What is a legal separation?

Ending a marriage, especially a long one can be a complicated matter. For some couples, it may not be necessary to rush into a divorce or to get a divorce at all. However, a legal separation may still a good idea.

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What is parental alienation?

What is parental alienation?

Children should never have to choose between their parents but unfortunately when parents separate or divorce that’s often exactly what happens. Some parents make this even harder on the child by trying to ruin the child’s relationship with the other parent through parent alienation tactics.

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5 New Year’s resolutions for newly divorced parents

5 New Year’s resolutions for newly divorced parents

The new year is a great time to set some new goals and resolutions for yourself. Typically people focus on losing weight, eating better or stopping a bad habit. Those may or may not apply to your situation but if you’ve recently been through a divorce or a separation you know it’s an even better time to start fresh and make plans to move forward. Here are a few resolutions for those who are recently divorced or separated from a significant other.

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Seek help in a domestic violence situation

Seek help in a domestic violence situation

Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, isn’t just physical abuse. It is any pattern of behavior used to maintain power and control over the other partner in a relationship and it is not OK. If you feel trapped in a relationship, please know you are not alone. Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men and does not discriminate based on gender, sexuality, religion, education or economic status.

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Self-Care & Parenting & Divorce: Practice makes perfect when it comes to self-care

Self-Care & Parenting & Divorce: Practice makes perfect when it comes to self-care

It’s important, as a parent, spouse, or a party in a family law case to remember to take care of yourself. Taking time for YOU allows you to tackle life’s challenges and still give your best to your children, your job, and/or your other family members when they need it. Unfortunately, during the most stressful times in our lives, taking care of ourselves is often the first thing to go.

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How is my life insurance impacted by divorce?

How is my life insurance impacted by divorce?

Did you know that September is Life Insurance Awareness Month? Insurance is among the long list of items to sort out when considering divorce. In order to protect your children and your financial interests, it’s important to consider changing beneficiaries, accounting for alimony or child support, the cash value of the policy, and ensuring children are financially protected.

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Military Divorce: Parenting Plans

Military Divorce: Parenting Plans

Military divorce requires special considerations when preparing parenting plans. Grounds for divorce are the same for both military and non-military families in Arizona. However, unique considerations often must be addressed for military parents.

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