Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Easier on Your Children

Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Easier on Your Children

Divorce is stressful in any situation, but it can be especially difficult when children are involved. As parents, you never want to put your emotional distress onto your children. Mediation during a divorce can help you separate legally from your spouse and also make the whole process easier on your children. It Is a Faster…

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Factors That Determine the Amount of Child Support

Factors That Determine the Amount of Child Support

Divorce can be tricky when it involves children and the child is often considered during divorce proceedings or mediations. This is especially true when it concerns child support, which can be difficult to understand. Fortunately, there are some specific factors that help to determine how much you or your spouse should pay for child support…

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3 Tips for Talking To Your Children About Divorce

3 Tips for Talking To Your Children About Divorce

Talking with your kids to announce your divorce could make you feel many emotions ranging from discomfort and fear to sadness. Although it’s likely not a conversation you’re looking forward to, it’s a very necessary one. The way you discuss this matter with your children sets the tone for how they’ll cope with the separation…

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5 Benefits to Getting Divorced Without Hiring Lawyers

5 Benefits to Getting Divorced Without Hiring Lawyers

Divorce is never easy. It’s an emotionally fraught time for all involved, compounded by teams of lawyers fighting for their clients. It becomes less about the people involved and more about who can walk away with more. But it needn’t be like that. Many couples choose divorce mediation because of its high success rate: it…

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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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