What Are The Benefits of Co-Parenting Mediation?

What Are The Benefits of Co-Parenting Mediation?

Separation or divorce can be difficult, especially when children are involved. Co-parenting is an important aspect of family life after divorce or separation, but co-parenting isn’t always easy. However, co-parenting mediation can help divorced or separated parents in various ways. 1. Make Life Less Stressful for Your Children When parents divorce or separate from one…

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Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

If you are a father in Arizona but aren’t married to the mother of your child, she automatically becomes the legal guardian of your son or daughter. If you’re in a good co-parenting relationship with the mother, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, if you and the mother of your child don’t get along…

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Divorce Mediation is For the Whole Family

Divorce Mediation is For the Whole Family

Going through a divorce is possible the most upsetting thing that can happen to a family. If you have children, it can feel even worse. Choosing divorce mediation will give you the tools you need to make sure everyone is safe, especially when children are involved. The Forest or the Trees? When emotions run hot,…

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10 Reasons Why to Mediate Your Divorce?

10 Reasons Why to Mediate Your Divorce?

1. Mediation drastically decreases if not entirely eliminates the hostility, stress and costs common to using lawyers and court-based proceedings is. 2. Mediating parties, not a lawyer or judge, control all decision-making. 3. Mediation focuses on solutions not problems making sure that both parties make fully informed decisions. 4. The best interests of children are…

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What to Look For in a Postnuptial Agreement

What to Look For in a Postnuptial Agreement

Many couples do not want to enter into a marriage with a prenuptial agreement because it seems like they are setting themselves up for failure before they even say ‘I do.’ However, after tying the knot, some couples may decide that it is a good idea to take steps to protect and/or divide property in…

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Why Mediation Leads to Less Stress than Traditional Divorce

Why Mediation Leads to Less Stress than Traditional Divorce

Don’t let a divorce cause you and your spouse excessive costs, conflicting communication and stress. Whether you’ve just determined to seek a divorce or have been pursuing it for some time, find out how mediation can reduce stress for both parties, help you seek closure and create a suitable arrangement for everyone involved. Avoid Excessive…

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What You Need to Consider Before a Prenuptial Agreement

What You Need to Consider Before a Prenuptial Agreement

Although nobody likes to think about a wedding ending before it has even begun, that’s no reason not to make sure that your assets are looked after in the event that a separation becomes necessary. Although asking for a prenuptial agreement may make for an awkward conversation with your fiance, that does not have to…

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What to Look For in a Prenuptial Agreement

What to Look For in a Prenuptial Agreement

While no one wants to think about the end before it even begins, a prenuptial agreement is a safeguard in the event a couple gets divorced. It helps set certain terms so there is a fair settlement, and it can make things go much smoother. When drafting this document, there are certain topics a couple…

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What Is Included in a Postnuptial Agreement?

What Is Included in a Postnuptial Agreement?

Marriage is a binding legal agreement entered into by two parties. The marriage binds the financial and other assets of the couple together legally. Whatever debts, money or property held during the marriage are subject to splitting when the marriage dissolves. Postnuptial agreements are one way the spouses can outline the dissolution of assets before…

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How to Prepare For Custody Disputes in a Divorce

How to Prepare For Custody Disputes in a Divorce

When children are involved in a divorce it can significantly complicate the process as the parents must first look out for the best interest of the children. While you would ideally be able to come to an agreement about custody, when there is disagreement about how to proceed there are options which don’t require a…

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How to Approach Your Spouse About Legal Separation

How to Approach Your Spouse About Legal Separation

If you and your spouse have been struggling in your marriage, you may have decided to try separating for a while. For some couples, a separation gives each other a break but also allows for constructive communication and therapy to hopefully get the marriage back on track. For other couples, a separation acts as a…

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Getting a Marriage Annulled in Arizona

Getting a Marriage Annulled in Arizona

In Arizona, there are two ways to end a marriage: divorce and annulment.  When you end a marriage with divorce, you get what is technically known as a dissolution of your marriage and there are legal records of the marriage.  When you end a marriage with annulment in Arizona, it essentially removes the marriage from…

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An Overview Of The Arizona Divorce Process

An Overview Of The Arizona Divorce Process

Once you have decided to take the steps to begin the divorce process in Arizona, it is important to understand what that involves.  While getting a divorce in Arizona is fairly similar to getting a divorce in other states, there are some things that make it unique and could impact the outcome of your divorce. …

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Arizona Spousal Maintenance Laws

Arizona Spousal Maintenance Laws

What is Spousal Maintenance? When you get a divorce, you divide assets between both spouses.  But, what if one spouse depends on the earned income of the other spouse to get by?  What if one spouse has been a stay-at-home parent for years and has trouble getting back into the workforce?  What if one spouse…

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Child Custody Modification

Child Custody Modification

Child Custody Modification During a divorce that involves minor children, you and your spouse came to an agreement about child custody (now known as “legal decision-making).  This agreement pertained to the making of major life decisions for children about their education, medical needs, religious training and personal care. But later on, there may come a…

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Modifying Your Child Support Agreement

Modifying Your Child Support Agreement

After a divorce there may come a time in which you one or both parents want to modify the amount of child support being paid. In Arizona, everything concerning minor children, including the amount of child support being paid, is by law always subject to modification (i.e., change) whenever a material and continuous change of…

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What Can Be Modified in a Divorce Decree?

What Can Be Modified in a Divorce Decree?

Divorce Decree Modifications During the divorce process, finances, property and other possessions and assets are divided, arrangements are made, and then the divorce is finalized.  But what happens if there is a life circumstance change or some other reason that prompts a need to change the divorce decree?  Can you actually change the divorce decree…

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