What Are the Rules of Long-Distance Parenting in Arizona?

Long-distance parenting is becoming increasingly common, and it is essential to understand how this will affect your parenting time in Arizona. Long-distance parenting rules apply when children move more than 100 miles away from the other parent. The rules also apply when the distance is less but includes travel across state lines. Whenever possible, you […]

How to Have a Happy Holiday With Shared Custody

Your time is the greatest gift your children will ever receive over the holidays. To ensure a festive celebration this year, the following are some things to remember about holidays and shared custody. Dividing the Time Unless domestic violence is involved, Arizona courts prefer to share holiday time between mom and dad. However, it’s up to you […]

What You Should Know About Shared Custody in Arizona

Arizona courts want to keep both parents involved in the child’s life after the divorce. Arizona courts have a demonstrated preference for joint/co- parenting arrangements. In fact, by law they are required to do everything possible to ensure that children can remain in contact with both parents. Except in extreme cases, this means that both parents […]

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 […]

Gray Divorce: Navigating a Major Life Transition in Mature Age

Divorce is complicated no matter what age you are, but there are some special considerations to take into account when it happens late in life. Here we will unpack the components of a gray divorce and share some tips to help see you through this difficult time. A “gray divorce” is when a couple over […]

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 […]