Never marry anyone you wouldn’t want to divorce. —Nora Ephron Marriage involves one of the biggest contracts of a lifetime, but most people never stop to consider the contractual ramiﬁcations; nor do they want to. After all, they are head over heels in love, having fallen into that mysterious brew of wonder, magic, excitement and happy brain
In the midst of this process, a parenting plan needs to be crafted that will address how legal decision-making and parenting time will be shared between the parents. Ideally, the parents are the two people in the best position to know what is best for their children, but the State of Arizona has provided some guidance to
An Insider’s View to Selecting a Family Law Attorney You have taken the giant step to investigate the possibility of divorce but have no clue on how to select your counsel. Naturally, choosing competent counsel is a top priority. But certiﬁcations, awards, “super” awards, and even “Best of” listings do not automatically guarantee competence of the type
When Judges Have to Become Third Parents Parents involved in a divorce, legal separation, paternity or maternity proceeding must agree on allocation of parenting time and decision-making for their children. The two issues are completely separate and decided independently. For example, one person can be the sole decision-maker, even if the parents share equal parenting time. This
When a service member is diagnosed with a service-connected disability, both the member and his or her family must cope with both the disability and its effects. The families of US military personnel make many sacrifices to support the men and women of our armed forces. This may include multiple moves or extended periods of time apart.
Why is divorce so expensive? Because it is worth it. Henny Youngman Mr. Youngman’s joke may be old, but it raises a serious issue. Divorcing clients frequently ask, “How much will my divorce cost?” This is a fair question. After all, the price of a car or house is not a secret. It is simple to quote