1. What To Expect at a Divorce Mediation

    Preparing for mediation in an attempt to resolve disputes with your spouse for a pending divorce can be stressful and overwhelming. You may have thoughts of a cold, uninviting room surrounding by your adversarial soon-to-be-ex-spouse and a bunch of lawyers. Do not fret. The mediation process can act…Read More

  2. Relocating After a Divorce

    A common issue divorcing spouses encounter with children is when one spouse plans to relocate to a different state and seeks to bring the child with them. This can result in contentious custody fights concerning visitation and child support. Courts are skeptical of relocation requests by a spouse un…Read More

  3. Child Support Payments From a Divorce

    A common concern raised by individuals going through a divorce is whether they will be ruined financially after marital assets are divided and support for your child and spouse are calculated. Under Arizona law, specifically A.R.S. 25-501(A), parents are legally obligated to provide "reasonable supp…Read More

  4. Common Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

    You have met the love of your life and are planning to get married. Along with wedding plans and contemplating your future together, a thought enters your mind – do I need a prenuptial agreement? That question can only be answered by you. Nevertheless, some important questions about these contract…Read More

  5. Do Not Struggle Alone

    The "Ask Amy" advice column in the Arizona Daily Star recently featured a sad, but quite common, situation that many spouses encounter. The spouse, an unhappy wife, explained her situation:   We have been married for eight years. After we were married, I bought a house (encouraged by him, he is a …Read More

  6. Why Marriages Fail

    Divorce - just like marriage - is a life-altering event. Everyone is affected when a marriage ends in divorce. This includes the former couple, the children, family members and even friends. Even if the separation was an agreeable one, the process of divorce can be stressful and traumatic. The reaso…Read More

  7. Understanding Arizona Spousal Support

    Spousal support, often referred to as alimony, is money that one spouse pays to another during or after a divorce. Sometimes, alimony is paid during both these periods, depending on the circumstances. The reasoning behind this is that when spouses separate, one may be unable to pay for living expens…Read More

  8. Modifying Child Support

    It is not uncommon for a divorced parent’s affairs to change after a marriage has been dissolved, directly affecting his or her ability to provide child support as agreed upon in the divorce decree or child support agreement. People commonly think of child support as merely providing economic supp…Read More

  9. Grounds for Your Divorce

    Across the nation, couples are petitioning for divorce on a daily basis. Each state has its own unique grounds by which a dissolution of marriage may be granted by the appropriate presiding court. If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, sufficient proof to the court that the marriage warra…Read More

  10. Divorce: Breaking the News to the Kids

    Divorce can be difficult – not only for the adults involved but for any minor children that are brought into this process. Several studies focus on how parents tell their children about divorce, but few address or even discuss the children’s reactions. While this conversation is not easy, it wi…Read More