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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
In family law we often refer to the two parties as “good people at their worst”. Divorce is one of the most emotional of court proceedings. It’s not just about money or property, it is about love gone awry (or gone away), and about the loss of your hopes and dreams for the future. One […]
By Sandra Burt My clients often ask me why they have to pay through the clearinghouse. “Isn’t that an extra step between the money and the children?” As you may or may not know, all child support (and sometimes spousal maintenance) payments go through the Department of Economic Security Clearinghouse.
I wrote earlier this week about how the holidays are a time of warmth, family and togetherness… but that warmth, family and togetherness is not always so easy to come by. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the winter break including Christmas and the New Year all seem to flow together and create high levels of […]
By Sandy Bregman During this Thanksgiving holiday, as I took the time to slow down, spend time with my wonderful family, and give thanks for those people and things for which I am most grateful, one of the things that was foremost in my mind was you–my clients, colleagues, and loyal readers. I would like […]
I recently read an interesting article on CBSNews.com claiming that divorce is bad for your health. The article is based on the results of a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior which found that divorced and widowed adults have 20% more chronic health conditions than married people.
by Elizabeth Feldman If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may need an Order of Protection (OOP). An OOP may be issued before, during or after a divorce. You must believe, and convince the Court, that there is a threat of violence, danger or harm to you from your spouse, significant other (or […]
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?
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