Posts Tagged: Divorce and Custody

Successfully Navigating Parenting Time and the Holiday Season

The holidays are often a time of joy, happiness, togetherness, and celebration. However, not all families have it so easy. Sometimes the holiday season can also bring about drama, angst, uncomfortable situations, and the all too familiar difficulty of trying to navigate parenting time between separated or divorced parents. If you or someone you know… Read more »

Visitation Rights for Grandparents in Arizona

Even though Arizona has a high population of grandparents, it is not yet a leader in the rights of grandparents. For instance, it is still one of the states that exempts grandparents from visitation suits when involving intact family units, meaning unless parents are divorced, grandparents have no rights. However, what some grandparents in Arizona… Read more »

Divorce Modification in Arizona

There are times where making changes to the judge’s divorce decree may be needed by one or both parties. This is called a divorce modification and it begins with either filing for a new trial or filing an appeal. Typically in a divorce that includes children, the change is in regards to Custody and Decision-Making…. Read more »

Understanding Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

Some aspects of divorce, such as child support and division of assets, are issues that can be predicted by judges and attorneys, but spousal maintenance is not one. Highly unpredictable, spousal support is based on a formula that takes into consideration both the duration and amount awarded. In Arizona, this is the Maricopa County Spousal… Read more »

7 Steps to Take When Getting a Divorce

Divorce is a trying time for everyone involved, but you must try to remain calm and stay focused on the important tasks that must be accomplished to successfully navigate this process. Rational planning is a critical part of the divorce process. The following is a guide to help plan and organize for what is ahead…. Read more »

Parenting Time, Custody, and Decision-Making Rights for Divorced Parents

Arizona courts updated child custody laws in January 2013 and now awards “legal decision-making” which applies to the legal responsibility and decision-making for minor children. These legal decision-making rights includes those around education, healthcare, religion, personal care and more. In Arizona, it also includes legal custody, however works to encourage more parental cooperation in order… Read more »

What should my attorney expect from me?

So you’re ready to meet with an attorney about your personal injury, auto accident, or motorcycle accident? You have questions and are ready to get counsel, but it can help to know ahead of time a little more about what to expect, not only of the lawyer, but what he or she might be looking… Read more »

Can I Represent Myself in My Divorce?

Can I represent myself in my divorce? The short answer to this question is that yes, legally anyone can handle the process of filing for divorce. When each spouse represents himself or herself in court without a lawyer, it’s called a “pro se divorce”. However, the more accurate answer is that it all depends on… Read more »