Pangerl Law Firm’s Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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:
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a year of unprecedented hardship for many families. If you’re one of the many people who has lost a job this year, you may be concerned about how it will affect your alimony or child support agreement. Here are some first steps to take if you are struggling to make alimony or child support payments.