How to Cope With Divorce During COVID-19

Divorce can be difficult for anyone to go through at any time… even more so during a global pandemic. If you and your spouse have recently decided to go separate ways, here are few tips on how to cope with divorce during an already difficult time. Use Technology to Lean on Family and Friends for Support The […]

Navigating Parenting Time in Arizona During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many families into uncertainty. This is especially true for families of divorce, who face co-parenting challenges and difficult daily decisions even when everything is normal.  With new rules in place globally, it’s essential that you follow the rules set by federal government and local officials in order to keep your […]

Understanding the Termination of Parental Rights

Parental rights can be terminated in Arizona when such a move is best for the child’s safety and welfare. While Arizona courts prefer both parents to remain active in the child’s life, judges also understand that this is not always possible. It is essential to understand that once the termination of parental rights occurs, it […]

How to Handle Holiday Visitation in Arizona

The holidays are supposed to be special, but for many families, they can be stressful and emotionally charged following a divorce. When parents are determining holiday visitation schedules, it is always best to put the interests and well-being of the child first. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring that everyone has an opportunity […]

Can a Parent With Sole Custody Deny Visitation?

Can a parent who has sole legal custody/legal decision making deny visitation to their ex-spouse or ex-partner? It’s a sensitive topic and one that happens with significant regularity. The bottom line is that a parent with sole legal custody does not always have sole custody. In most cases, the courts grant joint physical parenting time to […]

Protecting Your Pension in a Divorce

Divorce creates significant ripples in your finances. These include the loss of a second income, the need to maintain a separate home, coupled with alimony and child support payments. It also involves the division of marital assets, including retirement accounts and pension plans. A family attorney in Arizona can help you protect these assets as […]

Can You Modify Spousal Support in Arizona?

It may be possible to modify your spousal support obligations. While you can’t modify a non-modifiable agreement, it is possible to adjust a modifiable agreement. You can request a modification if there is a significant change in circumstances. For instance, if your ex-spouse remarries, if you suffer a severe financial setback, or if there are […]

How Do I Prepare for a Custody Evaluation?

It is not uncommon for the custody of children to be the most contentious issue of a divorce. When parents can’t come together to create a custody agreement and parenting plan, the judge will order a custody evaluation. The judge will then consider the information within the evaluation to assign primary custody. The process is […]

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 […]