Divorce is for Adults

Marriage……People meet, fall in love, get married, have children and often grow together from young adults into full-fledged grown-ups.  Whether the marriage is short or spans several decades, divorce is not something that anyone enters into a marriage anticipating.  When a marriage reaches a point where divorce is inevitable, emotions run high and mistakes are […]

Tips For Navigating The Family Court System

Family court proceedings are a separate but parallel system of the judicial process that tends to be focused on children, especially those who are involved in divorce cases of their parents. The process of divorce is a traumatic one for all involved. While the underlying premise is to do what is best for the children, the goal is often lost sight of if the divorce is contentious. If the issue of custody is likely to be contested, finding a custody lawyer who is skilled at navigating the family court system is a crucial first step.

Divorce Linked to Academic and Social Struggles in Children

A 2011 study published by the American Sociological Association found that children of divorced parents struggle in math and with social skills. The study followed about 3,500 children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The researchers compared the academic and social abilities of children from divorced families versus children from families with parents who were still […]

Understanding Contempt of Court After Divorce

When the court grants a divorce in Arizona, it has the power to enforce all orders that are entered for the couple of the divorce. If one of the parties violates any part of the agreement without the court’s permission, then that party is said to be in contempt of the court and can have […]

Factors That Guide Child Support Modifications

As a part of the divorce process, many states necessitate separate child support proceedings to ensure that the minor gets the same level of support that he or she would have enjoyed had the parents been together. During the court hearing, each parent is required to present evidence to support his/her ability to make the […]

Divorce Mediation and Its Advantages

Divorce mediation is a way of finding solutions to issues like spousal support and child support payments. The mediation occurs out of the courtroom where both parties and their divorce attorneys in Arizona meet the court-appointed third-party who acts as the mediator. The mediator is a neutral person who assists the parties involved in reaching […]

Consequences of Failure to Make Child Support Payments

A parent who fails to make child support payments faces penalties such as accruing interest, wage garnishment, or even incarceration. Non-payment and the role of federal government If a noncustodial parent charged with nonpayment of child support moves to a different state to avoid the payments, he/ she may be convicted of a federal offense. […]

Child Support Guidelines in Arizona

In Arizona, child support is continued until the child turns 18.  However, if the child has turned 18 and has not yet graduated from high school, child support will extend until graduation or the child’s 19th birthday, whichever comes first. There are several criteria that determine a child support order during a support hearing. To tackle […]

The Difference between Legal Separation and Divorce

For many, divorce vs legal separation is a decision that is hard to make but understanding the difference between them can make the decision easier. The primary difference between the two is that legal separation will not end the marriage, but will enable the couple to live separately.   During the time that a couple lives […]

A Judge’s Authority and Having the Advantage of An Experienced Family Law Attorney

Limits of a Judge’s Authority Divorce, in general, is referred to as dissolution of marriage in many states. The Superior Court judge is the only authority that can grant permission to dissolve a couple’s marital status. In addition to this, the judge is also authorized to do the following: Issue orders that pertain to the […]