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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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Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting For many, the word “divorce” suggests images of angry interactions, family fractures, exorbitant attorney fees, and months if not years of court battles. Sadly, these images are realities for couples involved in divorce litigation. Statistics show that divorcing couples typically lose a third of their monetary net worth…

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How Life Insurance is Handled in Divorce Mediation

How Life Insurance is Handled in Divorce Mediation

Divorce makes people face a lot of uncomfortable conversations and make a lot of big life decisions.  Dividing finances is not as straightforward as dividing money in bank accounts or retirement accounts.  One thing couples often do not think about before they enter divorce mediation is life insurance – how does a life insurance policy…

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