Child Support

Divorce Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms

Divorce Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms

Divorce can be very challenging both emotionally and financially. For a stay-at-home mom that has chosen to leave the traditional workforce and support her family at home, the prospect of divorce can be very scary. Not having an active and current resume, no matter how long you’ve been a stay-at-home mom, can cause challenges in…

What if I Need to Modify My Child Support Agreement?

What if I Need to Modify My Child Support Agreement?

The goal of any divorce settlement is that everyone would be happy and satisfied with the conditions of their settlement and that there would never need to be any future modifications.  But, unfortunately, we do not live in a utopia and, for various reasons, many individuals find that circumstances have changed and a child support…

Structuring a Coparenting Schedule

Structuring a Coparenting Schedule

One of the hardest things to navigate in a divorce is determining how you will fairly and effectively co-parent your children.  What is always most important is finding a schedule and plan that is best for your children, first and foremost. Structuring a Coparenting schedule requires a fair amount of negotiation and with heightened emotions…

2 Tips for Surviving and Thriving During Divorce Mediation

2 Tips for Surviving and Thriving During Divorce Mediation

Once you have decided to divorce, the next step is to begin the legal process. Often, people assume they must hire separate lawyers and spend months in court discussing personal and private details and going through the emotionally-draining divorce process. However, there is a much better alternative that can save you time, money, and emotional…

Importance of a Legally-Binding Coparenting Agreement

Importance of a Legally-Binding Coparenting Agreement

Whether you were married or not, if you have decided to separate from your spouse and you had children together you need a legally binding Coparenting agreement. Many people decide for various reasons to try to agree about a Coparenting plan without drafting and signing anything that is legally binding, but this is a mistake….

3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Telling your children that you and your spouse are divorcing is never easy. Whether they are toddlers or teens, and whether they are aware that this may be coming or not, it is a difficult thing to tell children because every child reacts differently. But, while it is difficult, it must be done and it…

Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Often, when we think of divorce, we envision the driving emotion that causes contention to be anger.  But, it is important to understand grief’s impact on the divorce process.  Even though you are parting ways as a couple, effective communication can make the divorce process much quicker and easier for everyone.  But, when one or…

Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Whether you are just starting to consider getting a divorce or adjusting an agreement after many years apart, by using a negotiator, you can be confident that your children’s best interest will be taken into account during the divorce settlement, custody arrangements, and any child support agreements. Mediators are licensed professionals, trained to reduce conflict…

Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Custody provisions as part of a divorce settlement include both child support payments and time-sharing agreements. If the children involved are younger at the time of the divorce, the arrangements will need to be revisited as the children grow up. Using a mediator to settle child custody disputes can be beneficial to helping your children…

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

Marriage isn’t for everyone, and whether you’re separating from the parent of your children or in a committed relationship with a partner but you decide not to get married, it’s important to understand how not being married to your children’s parent can affect your lives. If you’re the parent of a child, or considering having…

Four Steps to Modifying Your Child Support Order

Four Steps to Modifying Your Child Support Order

In Arizona, you can file a petition to change the amount you are currently receiving or paying in child support. If it is filed before three years have elapsed since the last child support order was established, you must provide evidence demonstrating that a substantial and continuing change has occurred in the needs of the…

Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Mediation is a way to resolve conflict. In the legal arena, mediation is most often used in divorces, but it actually has many benefits outside the marital separation process. Mediation offers more flexibility than the courts can. The mediator facilitates communication between the parties to reach an agreeable solution. This allows the parties involved to…