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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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Understanding How Grief Influences Divorce Mediation

Understanding How Grief Influences Divorce Mediation

Whether a divorce is completely amicable or highly contentious, it is an emotional situation for everyone.  Most people will grieve the life of which they had dreamed of having, grieve the loss of love, grieve the loss of social standing, grieve the loss of a family dynamic for your children, etc.  Grief can be both…

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How Drug & Alcohol Addiction Impacts Divorce

How Drug & Alcohol Addiction Impacts Divorce

It is the unfortunate reality that addiction impacts many families and can be a major factor in the decision to divorce.  Many times, an individual is not aware of their spouse’s addiction at the time of marriage, or the addiction develops during marriage.  Because of this, the addiction was not ‘part of the agreement’ or…

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How the Psychodynamics of Emotions Influence Divorce Mediation

How the Psychodynamics of Emotions Influence Divorce Mediation

The Complicated Emotions of Divorce No matter what type of divorce you are experiencing, any time a couple decides to divorce, there are many different emotional layers involved in the process.  There is often mistrust and anger in divorce, but even the most amicable of divorces will have many different layers of emotions and those…

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Is Divorce Mediation Divorcing Without Lawyers’?

Is Divorce Mediation Divorcing Without Lawyers’?

If you watch a dramatic television show you will often see that one of the first things someone should do when getting divorced is ‘lawyer up.’  By ‘lawyer up’ they usually mean to get a ferocious attorney that will take your ex for all they are worth.  And, while that type of revenge may sound…

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