Understanding Legal Custody in Arizona

If you’re going through a child custody case in Arizona, you’re probably hearing a lot of terms you aren’t familiar with, such as legal custody, decision-making rights, physical custody, parenting time, sole custody, and joint custody. Here is everything you need to know about how Arizona breaks down child custody, and what that means for […]

How to Navigate Relocation During Divorce With Children

Divorce is difficult on everyone involved, parents and children alike, but even more so when one parent is relocating. Relocation can be necessary for many reasons, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here are a few recommendations for how to navigate relocation with children during or after a divorce. When Do You Need to […]

5 Tips for Making Long Distance Parenting Work

Long distance parenting can be a challenging situation. It’s hard being separated from your kids, and the distance can lead to resentment and friction with your co-parent. Regardless of your custodial status, here are a few tips for making long distance parenting work. Have a good parenting plan in place. One of the first things […]

Setting Up a Fair Holiday Visitation Schedule in Arizona

While you’re negotiating a parenting plan with your co-parent, it’s important to have everything spelled out as specifically as possible, in order to prevent fighting later on. Planning for holiday visitation in advance is especially important, as emotions are already up around the holidays, and any conflict is likely to be exacerbated. Holidays and Special […]

5 Tips for Going Through a Divorce With Kids

Going through a divorce can be difficult enough for yourself, but it makes it even more painful to watch your children hurting, too. Divorce impacts kids in different ways than adults, but it can be harder for them since they don’t understand what’s going on, and may blame themselves. Here are five tips for going […]

How Do I Get Visitation Rights in Arizona?

It’s important for the growth and development of a child for the important adults in their lives to remain that way, even if (or especially if) their parents break up. This goes for grandparents and step-parents just as well as biological parents, both married and unmarried. Fortunately, Arizona family law agrees on this, and tries […]

5 Signs You May Qualify for Spousal Maintenance “Alimony”

Getting spousal maintenance or alimony can be a little tougher than getting child support, because unlike with child support, there is no formula for calculating the amount of support for an ex-spouse. Also known as spousal support or maintenance, alimony is mostly dependent on the judge, so it can be fairly subjective. The best way to […]

The Differences Between Divorce Mediation and a Divorce Attorney

When you get divorced, there are numerous people who will work with you throughout the process, helping you get everything settled. However, not every one of these people has the same goals as you or is completely on your side. Two of the most often confused roles are the divorce mediation person and your divorce attorney. Here […]

5 Tips for Surviving Shared Custody

Navigating shared custody can be challenging, especially if you’ve just been through a difficult divorce or have a combative co-parent. Arizona family courts try to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child, but it’s up to you and your co-parent to make the situation work, and co-parents don’t always make that […]

How To Get Pet Custody in Arizona

Getting a divorce can be made extra difficult if you fear losing your pets. While animals may not be given the same attention in a divorce that children are, we often view them much the same way. They are loved ones that we’ve cared for and have attachments to, and the desire to maintain contact […]