When Can You Get Primary Custody in Arizona?

For many parents, the first priority during a divorce is protecting your child. This is especially true if it’s an ugly divorce, or if you’re worried about your child’s well-being. You may think that primary custody is the best thing for your child, but will the courts agree? Here is everything you need to know […]

When and How to Pursue Grandparent Visitation

Being kept away from your grandchildren can be upsetting, especially if it occurs after a traumatic event, such as your child going missing or passing away. You may be wondering if your situation could qualify you for grandparent visitation. In certain situations, the courts will step in and order that grandparents be allowed to see […]

Divorce in Arizona: The Process

Getting a divorce may seem like a big, intimidating event, but it’s a fairly easy process that’s broken down into a series of individual steps. It’s typically the emotional side that’s uneasy, not the legal part. Here are the basic steps of filing for divorce in Arizona. The Petition Whoever is filing for the divorce in […]

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 […]