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Things You Can Do to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Children

As a divorce attorney who has practiced family law for twenty years, I have personally observed the impact a divorce has upon children. Although I am not a psychologist nor a counselor, I have had the ...
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Are You Legally Separated When You File for Divorce in Arizona?

Many people have asked if they are legally separated as soon as they file for divorce in an Arizona family law court. The filing of a divorce petition in Arizona does not render you legally separated ...
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Child Custody Laws AZ | Modifying Child Custody Orders in Arizona

As a general rule, you cannot modify child custody, now referred to as legal decision making, or parenting time until at least one year has passed since the last child custody or parenting orders were ...
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Arizona Court Enforces No Contest Provision in an Arizona Family Living Trust.

It is common for individuals to include a "no contest" (i.e., in terrorem ) clause in their Living Will and/or Family Trust in Arizona. The provision typically provides that an heir to the ...
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Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity Inducts Six Arizona Judges Into its Hall of Fame.

The Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity announced the entry of six Arizona judges into its CLEO Hall of Fame. Judge Maurice Portley of the Arizona Court of Appeals was appointed as one of the six ...
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How to Find the Best Arizona Family Law Attorney for Your Case?

Many people searching for a family law attorney have no idea where to turn for advice on how to find the best family law attorney for their case. Some of the more common things you can do to locate ...
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Steve Nash Battles Ex-Wife in Costly Child Support Case

Steve Nash is a legendary basketball player. Known for his passing, dribbling and shooting abilities, the two-time league Most Valuable Player holds a dear place in the hearts of many Arizonans even ...
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10 Ways Men Get Caught Cheating: Then vs Now

It's always awful when someone cheats on their partner. And now with all the advancements in technology, leaving a trail of cheating evidence is easier than ever. This infographic illustrates 10 ...
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Arizona Child Move Away Statute - Can I Move WIth My Child?

Arizona Legislature Strikes Down Law Making It More Difficult for a Parent to Move Away With a Minor Child. Arizona already has a law preventing one parent from moving a child outside the state or ...
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Arizona Community Property Laws - Nold vs. Nold

I Nold You So Trial by ambush might not be an accepted practice in Arizona, but thanks to a recent Court of Appeals decision, failing to disclose positions related to property in a divorce case, might ...
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The Rising Rates of Divorce

Many questions and concerns come to mind when a couple is thinking of filing for a divorce. There are many factors to be considered but the most important concern is the children, their custody and ...
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How is Community and Separate Property Determined in Arizona?

The process of getting a divorce involves the division of assets and earnings between the married couple. Property settlements is just one issue that has to be resolved in the divorce process. In ...
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Should I Choose a Revocable Living Trust Over a Will?

When it comes to matters of your estate, you do not want to make a decision lightly. Whether you are trying to determine who will inherit your property or who you will choose to carry out your wishes, ...
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12 Months to the Perfect Wedding

Planning your wedding day can be a hectic adventure. In the following infographic, Shane Co. provides tips for planning that special day from arranging the catering to buying the ring, all in 12 ...
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The Changing Landscape of Marriage & Divorce (UK Version)

<p><a href="http://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/" target="_blank">Stephens Scown&#39;s</a> have highlighted emerging trends in divorce and relationships in the ...
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False Reports of Tom Cruise Opening Up About Divorce

After five years of marriage with Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes decided to call it quits. She filed for divorce in June 2012, just five days before his 50 th birthday. Since then, Cruise has kept quiet and ...
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Do Financial Challenges Cause Divorce?

It should not come as a huge surprise that financial challenges and arguments over money are one of the largest contributors to divorce. This leads one to wonder if there is a happy medium for marital ...
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Broken Unions: Divorce in the US

Lack of communication between couples is one of the number one reasons for divorce in the U.S. With the current divorce rate at approximately one million each year, that’s a lot of unspoken ...
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Which Trust Should You Trust?

Over the years, more Americans are recognizing the value and benefits associated with establishing a trust when planning the future of their estate. Choosing to establish a trust rather than draft a ...
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The Weird World of Celebrity Divorce

Let's face facts: the marriage and divorce of celebrities is so far removed from the average person’s experience. This infographic from JMW Solicitors provides some weird and wonderful ...
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The Two Income Trap

Where have the good days gone? In the 1950s everything was so simple. You had your house, a single car, and most everything was affordable. Today, everything seems to be too costly and there are ...
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The Economics of Marriage & Divorce

The benefits of marriage are many - companionship being one of the primary benefits. What about the advantages of having a two parent household versus a one parent household from a financial point of ...
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Social Media in Divorce Court Cases

When one thinks of social media, they tend to think of sharing their latest photos and happenings with their immediate community. Yet a new trend is emerging where these same social media and ...
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Signs of a Cheating Spouse

In this infographic, PLNow.com presents 6 signs that your spouse may be cheating on you. Of course this is not always the case but if your spouse has more than one of these signs in their life, it may ...
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Marriage and Divorce in the United States

The following infographic from LiveScience takes a look at marriage and divorce statistics, according to a study by the U.S. Census Bureau. [ Click here for full size version ]
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