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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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Preparation for Mediation

28October
2013

On behalf of the firmFor the couple who has made the choice to end their marriage through mediation instead of litigation in court, they may wonder, “What should we do to prepare for our first mediation session?”At the first session, … Read More

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Mediation Beyond Divorce

6October
2013

On behalf of the firm In a perfect world, when a couple with children divorces and issues of parenting time, custody arrangements and child support have been finalized, issues, conflicts and negotiations  involving the children should be a thing of … 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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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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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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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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