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Dividing Household Furnishings during Divorce

When a couple divorces, they must decide how to divide household furnishings. In Arizona, other than property received by one spouse through gift or inheritance, each spouse is legally entitled to a 50% equitable value of all household furnishings. However, there is no requirement that spouses equalize this value, or that attorneys or judges be…

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Common Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Divorce can be a tricky situation to navigate.  There are emotions, finances, anger, children, and assets involved that all require a lot of attention.  When going through the divorce process, it can be overwhelming to sort everything out, especially if things are contentious.  With so much at stake, and so many emotions riding high, it…

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How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is one of the best options when it comes to undergoing the divorce process.  Divorce attorneys are incredibly expensive and if your divorce goes to court, it could take an incredibly long time which will only add to how much you pay.  Divorces are often contentious and there are many details to sort…

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How to Create a Parenting Plan When Divorcing

Getting a divorce is not easy for anyone and can be very emotionally draining. One thing that makes divorce even more difficult is when there are children involved. For children, watching their parents get a divorce can be confusing, scary, and upsetting. Each family situation is different prior to a divorce but often, divorce creates…

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How to Save Money During Divorce

How to Save Money During Divorce Divorce can be emotionally draining and contentious but even in the most amicable of circumstances it can also be very costly. While you may have thought the wedding was incredibly expensive, a divorce can be just as expensive. For many, divorce is already difficult and when you add in…

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Social Media and Divorce: Beware of Pitfalls

There is no denying that social media has permeated our culture.  When it comes to divorce, social media can be a tricky world to navigate.  In fact, studies have actually shown that social media use has actually led to an increased risk of divorce.  Social media is addicting and many people that spend hours checking…

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Young Children of Divorce

In a Sesame Street episode, Abby draws two pictures of her family homes; one picture of “where I live with my Mommy” and another of “where I live with my Daddy” “But Abby,” asks Elmo, “Why don’t you all live in one house together? “Because my parents are divorced,” answers Abby. Gordon then explains: “Divorced…

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