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.

The McCarthy Law Firm, PLLC

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Domestic Violence Awareness During COVID-19

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What was initially a prediction has now been confirmed as a reality – domestic violence (sometimes referred to as intimate partner violence or “IPV”) is on the rise as part of the seemingly endless fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some links to what experts are seeing … Read more

Family Law Arbitration

Most people who find themselves in family court want a resolution yesterday. That was pre-COVID. Since March, the pandemic has put its heavy foot on the brake pedal. Get prepared for shortened hearings and – sometimes – longer delays between filing and final resolution. Emergency hearings go to the front of the line, but those … Read more

Divorce & Division of Community Assets

Unless there is a very good reason, the Family Court must divide community assets equally in a divorce. Other than that, however, the court has lots of leeway in deciding exactly how to divide them up. In the past, some judges have delayed the sale or award of a marital home while the children are … 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