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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

Posted in child support, collaborative mediation, division of property, estate planning, estate planning attorney arizona, family law attorney in Phoenix, paternity, support, trusts, wills |

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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FOUR TIPS TO AVOID A CHALLENGE TO YOUR WILL OR TRUST

12January
2015

No one wants to think that the final wishes they set forth in their will or trust may be derailed by a contentious legal battle between family members. Here are four tips that may go a long way toward avoiding … Read More

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Mediation: Arrive at Your Own Solutions

9September
2013

On behalf of the firmDivorce is a difficult, emotional, and at times, a contentious event in an individual’s life.  Many times it is difficult for a divorcing couple to agree on the terms of the divorce, and when this happens, … Read More

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CUSTODY PRESUMPTION?

18November
2010

While it stopped short of explicitly stating a presumption in favor of joint legal and physical custody, the Arizona legislature has stated that it is in the best interest of children that both parents have a substantial role in making … Read More

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REQUIRED NOTIFICATION OF RISK TO CHILDREN

19September
2010

The Arizona legislature has amended the dissolution and child custody law, section A.R.S. 25-403, to include a provision whereby a child’s parent or custodian must immediately notify the other parent or custodian if the parent or custodian knows that a … Read More

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