Our top priority in this time of uncertainty is protecting the health and safety of our employees, clients, friends and families. Our office will remain open, but we are primarily working remotely. Essential personnel are in the building, but in their own isolated suites. We believe it is prudent to limit in-person meetings and settlement conferences during this time. Currently, the best way to communicate with us is through emails and telephone calls. Be assured that our technology allows us to provide the same seamless service you would have if everyone were here in person. If an in-person meeting is required, we are strictly adhering to CDC Guidelines. We are posting regular updates on how COVID-19 affects family law issues on our blog and our Facebook page.

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Family Court & School Choices

School is in session or will be soon along with heated controversy over whether it should be in virtual or in person or some combination. To complicate the issue, some divorcing or separated parents disagree with each other. Which parent gets to decide? Is that something the family court can decide? That depends entirely on … Read more

Small Business Grant – Resiliency Fund

If you are a Tucson or South Tucson non-profit or small business financially stressed by COVID-19, have under 50 employees and not received other virus funding, help is on the way! All types of small businesses that meet these criteria can apply, but preference is given to owners who are members of a minority or other underrepresented … Read more

Wedding Bells Still Ringing Part 2: Pandemic Prenups

article by: Natalie Evans Parkman With a background in cases involving trauma, inter-family conflict, and disruption of the parent-child relationship, Natalie has cultivated a practice that balances creative problem solving with compassion and diligence. She believes in the mediation and settlement process to resolve matters if at all possible, but her trial background makes her an … Read more

July 1 Update: Family Law Cases in Pima County Superior Court

Written by: Esther Brilliant, J.D. As of July 1, 2020, divorce and family court in Pima County remains open, but it has had to adjust to the increase in corona virus cases.  See the Superior Court Administrative Order 2020-34 entered on June 30, 2020. Read the full text of the order. In a nutshell, here … Read more

COVID-19 & Increased Screen Time for Kids

Kayt’s Kids Corner Kayt has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2011, her law clerk days, and has been practicing law since December of 2013. Her emphasis is business valuation and other complex financial matters related to family law cases. Kayt has a young son and is always interested in the intersections between parenting, … Read more

Alcohol Use Disorder: What You Need to Know for a Custody Case

What is Alcohol Use Disorder? Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a chronic disease characterized by excessive drinking and a preoccupation with alcohol. Because it is a chronic condition influenced by one’s genetic makeup, AUD is not uncommon. How common is Alcohol Use Disorder? In the U.S., AUD affects around 1 in 5 men and 1 … Read more

COVID-19 and Family Law Cases in Pima County Superior Court

How is COVID-19 Affecting My Family Law Case? (Updates: COVID-19 and Family Law Cases in Pima County Superior Court) (As of 06/11/20) Pima County Family Court continues to have a limited schedule. No trials are being held right now, until at least July 1, 2020. Hearings on some types of motions are being postponed indefinitely. The … Read more

Pima County and Parent Education Course – June 2020 Update

The following is updated information in regards to the parent education course required for parents to take when they’re going through a divorce or have a parenting time issue: Effective July 8, 2020: Conciliation Court will be providing parent education classes via Microsoft Teams. Effective immediately, the Clerk’s Office will resume collecting the $45.00 parent … Read more