5 Tips for Navigating the Divorce Mediation Process

The divorce mediation process may not be as intense as an all out custody battle, but it still carries some stressors, so it’s important to prepare properly. Having these five skills in your pocket will help you. Keep the process in the mediation room. Divorce, even a mediation process, can be very taxing on you […]

What Is Alimony? The Basics of Spousal Support

Many decisions are made during the divorce process: how assets are split, custody of children, child support, and alimony. Depending on the situations, one of the former spouses may be awarded alimony or spousal support by the court. This decision may be made as part of an agreement between the couple or by the court […]

What You Should Know Before Filing for Divorce

Filing for divorce can be one of the most emotional, stressful, and difficult things you may face in your life. It’s not a decision that is made lightly and there are many things to consider as you move forward with the process. If you’re considering filing for divorce from your spouse, there are a few things […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Fighting for Custody of Your Child

When you’re a parent, you are committed to your child’s well-being. You want to be there for them in any way you possibly can. This can be difficult while in the midst of a divorce. Custody battles can be a tricky process and if you’re not sure what to expect, the team at Simon Law […]

How to Help Parents Cope With a Gray Divorce

It is not uncommon for couples to divorce when children fly the coop or careers come to a close. These significant life changes can shake even a rock-solid marriage to the core. When elderly parents decide to end the marriage, the adult children often have to step in to show them how to cope with […]

What Is an “Unfit” Parent in Arizona?

What is an unfit parent in Arizona? When the court determines the mother or father is unfit to parent the child, due to any number of reasons, are these sufficient reasons grandparents can file for custody of a grandchild? While grandma and grandpa may not like behaviors or lifestyles, Arizona courts require more than general […]

The Responsibilities of Primary Custody

If the court has awarded you primary custody of your child or children, you have important obligations. Custody cases are emotionally trying and not all go smoothly. With primary custody, you have full physical responsibility for your child and make legal decisions with your ex-spouse. You may otherwise have full legal and physical custody of your child, […]

Reasons You Could Lose Custody of Your Child

Determining child custody during a divorce is a complex emotional issue. Ideally, the child should benefit from parental involvement and care from both parents which can be navigated through co-parenting, parenting plans, and joint custody arrangements. Even if the custody arrangement doesn’t split the time 50/50, a child should be able to maintain a relationship with […]

Writing a Pet Custody Agreement

Pets enhance our lives with love and companionship. Some people create a strong emotional bond with their pet and consider them a member of the family or like a child. Unfortunately, during a divorce, the pet will become a point of contention as to who will get custody of the animal. Getting the law involved […]

Understanding the Process of Filing for Divorce

Once you’ve decided to divorce your spouse, the process of filing for divorce begins. There are many things that one must do before filing in order to prepare, but what does the actual process look like? For many, the divorce process is long and confusing, and it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone. An […]