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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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