What to Do When a Spouse Hides Assets in a Divorce

Next to custody, financial matters are often the most contentious elements of any divorce. Whether it is real property or coin collections, it is common in contested divorces for a spouse to attempt to hide assets from the eyes of the court. However, just because they try, it doesn’t mean they are always successful. There […]

The Importance of Grandparent Visitation in Arizona

Grandparents play a vital role in your child’s development. Divorce can affect this relationship. When the children have the opportunity to spend time with their grandparents, it can create bonds that last a lifetime. When this doesn’t happen, it can create divisions that never truly heal. Whenever possible, it is usually in the best interests […]

Child Visitation When Mom & Dad Are Unmarried

Roughly 50% of all births in Arizona occur in unmarried couples. This creates unique challenges when the couple goes their separate ways. However, in the eyes of the law, both parents retain the same custody rights as married couples. Establishing Paternity When a couple is unmarried, and there is not a court order that establishes […]

What Are the Rules of Long-Distance Parenting in Arizona?

Long-distance parenting is becoming increasingly common, and it is essential to understand how this will affect your parenting time in Arizona. Long-distance parenting rules apply when children move more than 100 miles away from the other parent. The rules also apply when the distance is less but includes travel across state lines. Whenever possible, you […]

How to Pursue Termination of Parental Rights in Arizona

There are times when it is appropriate to pursue termination of parental rights in Arizona. Termination of parental rights can be voluntary or involuntary. When a parent decides this is the best decision for the child’s well-being, there are a number of steps that need to occur. This is a permanent decision, and it is vital to understand the reasons […]

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Visitation Rights in Arizona

Domestic violence causes long-term damage to children. It can slow your child’s development, cause permanent physical injuries, and inflict emotional trauma that can ripple throughout their lifetime. Arizona courts strive to protect children from domestic violence and can restrict or revoke visitation rights for individuals who are suspected of abusing a child. Establishing the Presence of […]

How to Apply for Grandparent’s Rights in Arizona

Blood isn’t always thicker than water. Unfortunately, there are many parents in Arizona who deny grandparents access to their grandchildren. This enforced estrangement is detrimental to the child’s development. It can also keep your grandchild in a potentially dangerous home environment. Knowing how to apply for grandparents’ rights is essential. It’s the first step towards […]