Understanding Custody Terms

The most difficult part of navigating a divorce with dependent children is working out the custody arrangement. Care for the your child or children must continue after the divorce, and you and your ex must work together to develop a parenting plan. A parenting plan determines where the child will live and how much time they […]

Will COVID-19 Disrupt Your Divorce Proceedings?

The US Justice system is protected against a lot of things, but it is not inoculated against the spread of viruses. As the number of people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 rises, it is causing ripples throughout the US justice system. Many state and federal courts have closed, and trials and other legal proceedings are […]

Keeping Children Safe in Uncertain Times

As a parent, there is always something to fret over when you read the headlines. Wars, famines, falling education rankings, etc., are daily reminders of the challenges that can affect our children’s lives. With the spread of COVID-19, parents have one more thing to think about as they strive to find ways to keep their […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Tax Consequences of Alimony vs Child Support

One of the first things anyone in the middle of a divorce should do is meet with their accountant. Understanding the tax consequences of alimony, child support, retirement distributions, etc. can help prepare you for the effects of the divorce on your finances. Among the things you will want to discuss with your accountant and […]