1. When A Paternity Test Is Needed

    Legally speaking, the State of Arizona presumes that when a child is born to a married couple, the husband is the father. Arizona has a series of well-established paternity laws for the benefit of children born outside of marriage. When paternity (biological fatherhood) is in question, determining w…Read More

  2. Distribution Of Parenting Time

    “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” William Penn Parenting Time From the moment your first child is born, and possibly the nine months before, you have been transformed into a parent. In a certain sense, from that point on, all of your time is “parenting time”, right? Your ki…Read More

  3. Discussing Your Divorce With Your Children

    Understand this fact – your divorce will have a very real, and possibly lasting, affect on your children. When kids do not have a healthy way to process it during separation and divorce proceedings and after divorce is final, the emotional affects can be traumatic. Some studies show that the life …Read More

  4. A Child’s Health Can Change A Custody Case Result

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” Mahatma Gandhi When fighting for custody of your children, it is difficult for any two parents to come to an agreement and submit a reasonable parenting plan. If one of your children runs into a health issue along the way, emotions will run…Read More

  5. Situations That Can Grant Permanent Spousal Support

    “It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.” Oscar Wilde   In the state of Arizona and now in other parts of the country, most judges see spousal support as the momentum toward self-sufficiency – a bridge to a new life, so to speak. Because of this new posture towards…Read More

  6. The Advantage Of A Mediation Attorney

    “The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Why are more and more couples turning to mediation as a means of marriage dissolution? The simple answer is – mediation can give couples more control and less expense. While divorce cannot be compared to art, it…Read More

  7. How Can A Prenuptial Agreement Help Us?

    Every marriage begins with a prenuptial agreement of sorts. The word “prenuptial” simply means, “existing or occurring before marriage.” So when a couple gets married without taking time to sit down with an attorney to layout a legal prenup, in essence, they agree to subject themselves to th…Read More

  8. When Your Ex-Spouse Has A Change in Health or Income

      “Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you should love.” Marcus Aurelius Change is an inevitable part of life. We’ve become accustomed to adapting to changes that are seasonal or tempor…Read More

  9. What Determines Who Gets Custody of Our Children in AZ?

    In order to determine which parent should be awarded custody of the children in a divorce case, the court will evaluate several areas, including the following: Which parent will be able to spend the most time with the child The parents desire to have custody The child’s age The child’s wishes co…Read More

  10. Prenup; Who, What, & Why?

    Prenuptial agreements have become a part of the warp and woof of modern marriage. Many have recognized that in spite of how strongly each person feels about the other, anything can happen. A prenup protects each party in the event anything does happen. In fact, right in the middle of “Gold Digger…Read More