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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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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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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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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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PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND ERISA

6August
2010

Parties who enter into a premarital agreement often seek to waive their rights to the pension benefits of the other party, while preserving their own benefits. If the retirement is governed under Federal ERISA regulations, however, there may be special … 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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