Divorce Mediation vs Divorce Lawyer: Which is Right for You?

When a marriage ends, many people think that hiring a divorce lawyer is the only way to go. While it’s true that hiring a lawyer is a common practice, there is another way. The state of Arizona allows couples to use mediators to help them through the often painful process of divorce. When considering whether…

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The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce

Occasionally, people will assume a divorce and a legal separation are the same thing. However, there are some key differences to be aware of. Understanding the pros and cons of both will allow you to determine which one is best for your particular marital situation. The Main Difference With a divorce, the marriage and any…

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Why Mediation is Faster Than Divorce Litigation

Why Mediation is Faster Than Divorce Litigation

The breakup of a marriage is stressful. Everyone’s emotions are in turmoil. Some spouses feel angry. Others feel aggrieved and bitter. Still others feel betrayed and fearful of what the future may bring. Children often think they were somehow to blame, resulting in guilty feelings. The longer a divorce takes, the more likelihood that such…

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Top 3 Ways to Remain Optimistic Through the Divorce Process

Top 3 Ways to Remain Optimistic Through the Divorce Process

Even if it feels like your whole world is crashing, there is life during and after divorce. But whether you will suffer this pessimistic feeling depends on the initial decisions you make how to go your divorce. Here are the top three decisions you can make to remain optimistic during the divorce process. 1. Mediate,…

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Why Mediation is a Healthier Divorce Option

Why Mediation is a Healthier Divorce Option

We’ve all heard the divorce horror stories and seen depictions on TV and in the movies. The spouses hate each other. Each hires a lawyer. The lawyers argue with each other. Each side tries to overpower and out-maneuver the other. The kids suffer from the parents’ antagonism and are caught in the middle. The hostility,…

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Co-parenting Do’s and Don’ts for All Parents

Co-parenting Do’s and Don’ts for All Parents

Parenting is tough enough, but co-parenting can get especially rough. Most parents agree that they want to do what is best for their children, but most parents do not always agree on what that is. Despite differences, parents need to co-parent cooperatively regardless of their circumstances, whether married, living together, separated, or divorced. Though parents…

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Three Tips for Co-habitation During Divorce

Three Tips for Co-habitation During Divorce

Though divorce often means that partners split up and move out of a shared home, various circumstances may delay the move. Economics are often a factor in the need for co-habitation during divorce. It is fairly common now for divorcing couples to have underwater mortgages or be unable to sell a house quickly. It may…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

When you and your partner get divorced, you might stop being spouses. However, you both still need to be parents to any children you share. Practicing effective co-parenting habits will ensure you, your former spouse and your kids remain happy. Be Flexible There might be a court-appointed visitation schedule in place, but feel free to…

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Things to Consider When Filing Taxes After Your Divorce

Once your divorce is settled, you might be thinking you are in the clear. However, many people start having a lot of questions when the time comes to file taxes. It can be especially difficult to figure out what to do if you and your ex-spouse are sharing custody of a child. There are several…

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Things to Consider About Your Pets During Divorce

Everyone in a household is affected by a divorce, including any pets. This can be a stressful time for your dog or cat, and owning a pet can make things even messier. It can be hard to determine who gets ownership of any animals. Unlike getting shared custody of a child, a pet will likely…

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How to Handle Taxes During and After Your Divorce

How to Handle Taxes During and After Your Divorce

One of the most difficult things to go through emotionally is a divorce. However, although you have a lot of feelings to sort through, there are certain items to think about. Most importantly, you need to review how you will file taxes. The way in which you file will vary while you are going through…

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Covenant Marriages and What They Mean for Couples

Covenant Marriages and What They Mean for Couples Arizona is one of three states that allows couples to choose covenant marriages. These are unions in which each partner agrees to participate in counseling that underscores the requirements of marriage before the wedding. Covenant marriages are a distinct legal structure in the eyes of the law,…

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Ideas for Popping the Prenuptial Question

Ideas for Popping the Prenuptial Question You’ve found the one you want to go through life with, and you’re pretty sure he/she feels the same. You’ve got butterflies in your stomach, but they’re not about whether your potential spouse will say “yes.” The butterflies are there because you have another question, one that you’re asking…

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Postnuptial Agreements Can Help Prevent Future Legal Issues

Postnuptial Agreements Can Help Prevent Future Legal Issues Many people are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement that couples sign before they walk down the aisle. However, another important tool in preventing complicated legal wrangling in the case of divorce is the postnuptial agreement. This contract usually covers topics such as the distribution…

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