There are lots of online programs for divorced parents to use to ease communication, but the one that is getting the best reviews and is the most comprehensive is “Our Family Wizard.” If a client has difficulty communicating with other parent, Our Family Wizard is phenomenal in aiding communication and providing a reliable record, which can be used in later Court proceedings, if necessary. The program has the typical online calendar, but it can also be used for email , tracking who said what when (in a clean format, instead of 20 page string emails), text tracking, and third parties can be given permission to review the parents communication and calendars – permission must be given by both parents. The FCW can facilitate expense reimbursements; online payments can be made by the owing parent, and the FCW has private or shared journaling capabilities. I think it’s worth taking a look to see if use of Our Family Wizard can help make your dealings with the other parent easier. And, of course, there is an Android and iPhone app.
by Elizabeth Feldman
Spousal maintenance, or what use to be called “alimony,” is one of the hottest topics in family law these days. Often one of the first concerns a spouse has when considering a divorce is whether they will receive or pay spousal maintenance and why; how much they will have to pay or receive, and for how long. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question, and there is no quick calculation.
by Elizabeth Feldman
If you are thinking about getting a divorce (or separation), or are in the midst of divorce litigation, you will hear (maybe all too often) that Arizona is a “no fault” state. What this means is that neither party has to prove that the other party is “at fault” in order to get a divorce. In other words, if you or your partner wants a divorce, you get divorced. It doesn’t matter if he/she is a dirty, rotten, mean, cheating scoundrel. And usually a court won’t even be interested in any of the juicier details.
written by Sandra Burt
The answer to the title question is an emphatic YES!
Mediating your divorce or even problems you are having after a divorce is a great and less expensive way to resolve disputes. If you have the right type of mediation, then mediating your dispute does not mean you will be giving up any rights you have or compromising on your end result.
By Sandra Burt
The statutory waiting period for a divorce in Arizona is sixty days, so when I tell clients that they should actually plan on a year to resolve their case the response is often confusion. Why does it take so long to finalize a divorce?
by Sandy Bregman
Many years ago, before I was a lawyer, I was going through a divorce after fifteen years of marriage. I had a four year old daughter and had just been diagnosed with a medical condition that could have been disabling. I did not have the work skills to support myself and my daughter. I was scared and vulnerable.
Burt Feldman Grenier
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