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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.

What is Mediation?

What is Mediation?

Divorces can be expensive, emotional, and messy but one way to try to limit those difficulties is through mediation. During mediation a trained, neutral third party meets with both spouses, usually separately, to discuss the issues in the case and tries to resolve them.

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5 questions to ask when choosing a divorce attorney

5 questions to ask when choosing a divorce attorney

Choosing whether to divorce or when to divorce can be a difficult decision. When you’re taking this life-altering step you want to know you have someone strong and capable on your team. That’s why you should ask some careful questions before selecting your attorney.

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Do I need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?

Do I need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?

Deciding to dissolve a marriage is not an easy decision. If you have mutual love and respect for the person you are divorcing, the situation can be even harder. In these cases you can usually avoid having to go to court but read on to learn why you may still need an attorney.

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Why should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

Why should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

There are many important topics couples need to discuss before entering into marriage but one of the topics no one seems to want to bring up is a prenuptial agreement. While a prenuptial agreement is legally binding, it does not have to be scary. Read on to find out more

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What rights do grandparents have in Arizona?

What rights do grandparents have in Arizona?

Grandparents often have a special relationship with their grandchildren and can be an important role model in a child’s life. While parenting time is usually divided solely between parents, Arizona laws have been passed to ensure this important relationship doesn’t...

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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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