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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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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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ROBIN WILLIAMS’ WIDOW LAUNCHES PROCEEDINGS OVER TRUST

12February
2015

Robin Wiliams’ widow, Susan Schneider, claims she was forced to resort to court action to prevent his children from stripping the home she shared with him, as reported by the Associated Press in a recent edition of The Guardian. According … 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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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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