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SIX BENEFITS YOU CAN RECEIVE BY CALLING A MEDIATOR WHEN YOU DIVORCE

26July
2016

It is no secret that more couples are taking control of their divorces and using mediation. Here are some reasons why using a third party neutral can be the smarter choice. Stress. Or, to be precise, less stress. In a … Read More

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TOOLS TO SAVE FOR SKYROCKETING COLLEGE COSTS

9July
2016

You have undoubtedly seen the projections about college expenses. Using an average increase of 5% per year, by 2030 the annual tuition at a four year public school could soar to $41,200, and $92,800 at a private, nonprofit school. These … Read More

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ARIZONA DIVORCING AND SEPARATING PARENT ONLINE PROGRAM

4October
2015

A recent change, codifying the ability to attend a required parenting program online, is a step in the right direction to making the family court in Arizona more user [and family] friendly. When an action is filed in Maricopa County … Read More

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EQUAL DIGNITY FOR SAME SEX COUPLES #LoveWins

28June
2015

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same equal protection under the law, and their marriage must be recognized by every state. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was actually … Read More

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CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT IN CHILD SUPPORT CASES

26March
2011

Should an indigent parent have a constitutional right to an attorney in a child support contempt proceeding that could result in incarceration? Michael Turner, a South Carolina father, was incarcerated numerous times, including a consecutive twelve-month sentence, for failure to … Read More

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BIGGEST LOSER?

10March
2011

According to the “Deadbeat Parents Hall of Shame” from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is searching for two parents who owe more than $100,000 each in back child support. About another 17 owe $50,000 or more. The … Read More

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How to Screw Up your Divorce

3February
2011

From being a “damn the torpedos” divorce litigator to becoming a mediator, Diana Mercer weighs in via The Huffington Post with some thought-provoking ideas about how some commonly accepted divorce litigation strategies may backfire. Among the tidbits she provides: surround … Read More

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CHILD SUPPORT

2December
2010

After much consideration and debate, including potentially revamping the methodology with which child support is determined, the Arizona Judicial Council ultimately recommended, and the Arizona Supreme Court adopted, the existing income shares model of the statewide child support guidelines with … Read More

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ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT UPDATE

7September
2010

Periodic reviews of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines are required by law. For those who have been following Arizona’s Child Support Guidelines Review Committee [“Committee”], they previously presented a proposal to the Arizona Judicial Council [“Council”] to move to a … Read More

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ANNOUNCING: DIVORCE INSURANCE

21August
2010

Safeguard Guaranty Corporation, in partnership with Prime Insurance Company, has announced that they are the first company in the world to offer divorce insurance, called “Wedlock” divorce insurance. The companyy’s website, which opens to a romantic bride and groom in … Read More

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