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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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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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ESTATE PLANNING FOR SECOND MARRIAGES AND BLENDED FAMILIES

6January
2015

In first marriages, the couple generally has the same goals when it comes to their estate planning: take care of the surviving spouse for as long as he or she lives, then whatever is left will go to the children. … 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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DIVORCE FILINGS

11March
2011

During the past decade, with the proliferation of the internet and online accessibility, it has become relatively easy to obtain court information, docket listings and even case documents from the Maricopa County Superior Court. So easy, in fact, that there … 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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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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Consensual Dispute Resolution

31January
2011

Would it be more accurate to use the term Consensual Dispute Resolution “CDR” as a replacement for Alternative Dispute Resolution “ADR”? It was recently reported in Family mediation News, the Quarterly newsletter of the Family Section of the Association for … Read More

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