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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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THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS

24December
2015

Collaborative law process is now recognized in Arizona with the codification of the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules into Rule 67.1, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The collaborative procedure is most known as a divorce process, but extends to other … 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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ESTATE PLANNING AFTER DIVORCE – I.E. WHEN DEATH DOES DO US PART

4October
2015

Although most clients would probably say that a former spouse [or soon to be ex] is the last person they would want to inherit their assets, or to make life and death decisions for them, nevertheless, estate planning is still … 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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HERE COMES THE BRIDE…

28March
2011

Talk about starting off a marriage on the right foot, a “happily ever after” for one couple was apparently interrupted on Saturday night when a 48 year old groom became upset that several “unknown men” were dancing “in a provocative … Read More

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THE RIGHT TO PARENT

27February
2011

Most people would agree that the right to direct the upbringing of one’s children is both constitutionally protected and part of the basic understanding of what it means to be a parent. Yet what are the implications of this “right … Read More

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EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL STRESS AND ECONOMIC HARDSHIP ON MARRIAGE

16February
2011

A recent study released by the University of Virginia, of the effect the Great Recession had upon marriage and family life, revealed that many couples feel that the economic downturn either deepened their commitment to each other, or at least … Read More

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE FOR THESE ECONOMIC TIMES

6February
2011

While some divorcing families may be able to iron out their differences without visiting a courtroom, there are many who begin with the best of intentions, only to find that they are headed toward the slippery slope of litigation. For … 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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