How to Pursue Termination of Parental Rights in Arizona

There are times when it is appropriate to pursue termination of parental rights in Arizona. Termination of parental rights can be voluntary or involuntary. When a parent decides this is the best decision for the child’s well-being, there are a number of steps that need to occur. This is a permanent decision, and it is vital to understand the reasons […]

What You Need to Know About Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can help smooth over the bumps and help you move forward from your marriage. The objective of mediation is to minimize stress and help both partners find common ground. When both partners are able to compromise on critical issues, then everyone walks away a winner. Toward that goal, the following are important details to know about […]

What to do Before Filing for Divorce

There are many steps you need to take before filing for divorce. The time you spend planning for your divorce is time well invested. When we advise clients on the divorce process, the following are things we recommend before filing divorce papers. Make the Decision Marriage isn’t easy. There are highs and lows in every marriage. […]

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Visitation Rights in Arizona

Domestic violence causes long-term damage to children. It can slow your child’s development, cause permanent physical injuries, and inflict emotional trauma that can ripple throughout their lifetime. Arizona courts strive to protect children from domestic violence and can restrict or revoke visitation rights for individuals who are suspected of abusing a child. Establishing the Presence of […]

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 […]