Preparing Children for Divorce in Arizona

Divorce in Arizona is one of the most traumatic events a child can experience and it is incumbent upon parents to prepare their children for the process. Preparing the child and maintaining open communication can help ease the shock and help children manage their stress through the transition. To that end, the following are effective […]

How to Apply for Grandparent’s Rights in Arizona

Blood isn’t always thicker than water. Unfortunately, there are many parents in Arizona who deny grandparents access to their grandchildren. This enforced estrangement is detrimental to the child’s development. It can also keep your grandchild in a potentially dangerous home environment. Knowing how to apply for grandparents’ rights is essential. It’s the first step towards […]

Collecting Child Support Arrears in Arizona

Child support is crucial for the health and welfare of children in Arizona. Contrary to what some parents think, divorce does not absolve a parent of their financial responsibilities to a child. It is a considerable problem in Arizona. That is why Arizona courts are stepping up their efforts to pursue “deadbeat” parents. In Arizona, […]

Who Gets Custody of a Pet in Divorce Cases?

Many of us consider our pets to be our ‘fur babies,’ as they mimic many of the same routines and support mechanisms parents have with actual children. However, legally in the state of Arizona, they are not recognized as such. In Arizona, and many states across the U.S., pets are considered property, on the same […]

Five Factors That Can Help You Get Full Custody in Arizona

Divorce is tough enough on its own. Having children in the proceedings makes it even tougher. There are a variety of circumstances that would lead someone to try to win full custody, such as the death of a parent or the incapacity of a parent to care for the child. Sole custody indicates two factors: legal custody, which is […]

The Importance of Father’s Rights Recognition in Arizona

The role of a father in a child’s life is undoubtedly pivotal. When divorce or separation occurs in a family, the absence of a father or father figure can have life changing consequences for a child. Here we’ll take a look at what father’s rights are in the state of Arizona and why having a […]

5 Ways to Cope With Divorce

Divorce is a major life stressor. Unfortunately, 40 to 50 percent of married couples may experience it personally in their lifetime. From emotional trauma to financial stress and legal battles, divorce brings a heavy array of life changes and difficulties. Although we deal solely with the legal aspects of divorce here at Simon Law, we’ve […]