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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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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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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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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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DIVORCE AND PRIVACY

4August
2010

A California Court has decided that a Judge’s order to seal a divorce file from the public is not permanent. The ruling came in a high profile divorce case where the subsequent Judge found that the file was inaccessible. Typically … Read More

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HEARING ON CHILD SUPPORT LAWS

23May
2010

For those of you who are interested in having a more active role in the finalization of the new child support laws in Arizona, the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrate Office of the Courts, announced a public hearing in coordination with … Read More

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WHERE TO FIND PROPOSED ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

22May
2010

The text of the proposed Arizona Child Support Guidelines, which will be changing the child support law in Arizona, can be found on the Arizona Supreme Court’s website at the following address. http://www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/ChildSupportGuidelinesReviewCommittee.aspx THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS INTENDED AS … Read More

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PLANNING FOR PARENTING TIME – ARIZONA’S GUIDE FOR PARENTS LIVING APART

10May
2010

When parents who live in separate homes share legal custody they are mandated by Arizona statute to have a written parenting plan. The written plan is required to outline among other things, the time that their children will spend with … Read More

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