Arizona Receives Recognition for Child Custody Policies

It is well known that children do better in school, have better health, and develop stronger social skills when both parents are involved in their life. For the better part of the past decade, Arizona courts have worked hard to ensure that both parents have the opportunity to remain actively involved in their children’s lives […]

Can a Parent With Sole Custody Deny Visitation?

Can a parent who has sole legal custody/legal decision making deny visitation to their ex-spouse or ex-partner? It’s a sensitive topic and one that happens with significant regularity. The bottom line is that a parent with sole legal custody does not always have sole custody. In most cases, the courts grant joint physical parenting time to […]

What Are Grounds for Full Custody of a Child in Arizona?

It’s regrettable, but it’s not always possible to keep the other parent actively involved in the child’s life. There are many instances where protecting the best interests of the child means limiting their contact with the other parent. Arizona courts strive to preserve the rights of both parents to raise their children. However, when the […]

A Guide to Self-Care During Divorce

Divorce is always difficult. But it can be better when you take good care of your health. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that divorce can affect your social, emotional, physical, and mental health, and what you can do to counter the stress.  

What to Do When a Spouse Hides Assets in a Divorce

Next to custody, financial matters are often the most contentious elements of any divorce. Whether it is real property or coin collections, it is common in contested divorces for a spouse to attempt to hide assets from the eyes of the court. However, just because they try, it doesn’t mean they are always successful. There […]

How Pet Custody Is Determined After a Divorce

Pets are part of the family, and about 80% of owners view them as such. Whether the animal is a pug or an American short hair, a ferret, or an iguana, your pet holds a special spot in your heart. However, unlike children, Arizona law does not consider pets as legal family members. Rather, pets […]

What is Alimony and How Is It Calculated in Arizona?

Many clients wonder, “what is alimony?” and “how is it calculated in Arizona?” The short answer is that alimony, known in Arizona as spousal support, is money one spouse pays to another following divorce. The courts do not award spousal maintenance in every divorce. The court will first determine whether the recipient spouse would suffer financial […]

The Importance of Grandparent Visitation in Arizona

Grandparents play a vital role in your child’s development. Divorce can affect this relationship. When the children have the opportunity to spend time with their grandparents, it can create bonds that last a lifetime. When this doesn’t happen, it can create divisions that never truly heal. Whenever possible, it is usually in the best interests […]

What It Means to Have “Legal Custody” of a Child in Arizona

Arizona law recognizes both physical and legal custody. It is essential to understand what these mean and how they will affect you and your children. As you prepare for the divorce proceedings, it’s advisable to learn as much as you can about these definitions. The more you know, the better it will be for you […]

Divorce With Kids: What Parents Can Do to Help Children Cope

Divorce is something your children are probably familiar with from school or family. They likely have a friend or cousin whose parents have already divorced. However, that doesn’t make it easier to go from “I know someone whose parents are divorced,” to “It’s my parents getting divorced.” Parents have a responsibility to help their children […]