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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

Flexible and Accessible Mental Health Resources in a COVID World

The pandemic presses on. Along with it, finances and the capacity to juggle are being stressed to the breaking point. Interpersonal relationships are suffering. Some families find themselves in a constant pressure cooker. Domestic violence is up and divorce filings are skyrocketing. Many are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression for the first time, and … Read more

Sesame Street’s Parenting Tips in a Pandemic

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, being a working … 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

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

Domestic Violence and Parenting

Domestic violence is nothing new. But our knowledge of how severely it affects children has grown dramatically. This has resulted in an explosion of statutes and rules designed to protect children at the center of parenting disputes from suffering further violence. Generally, the court may restrict both the parenting time of the perpetrator and his … Read more

6 Tips & Tricks for Successful Co-Parenting During Quarantine

Co-parenting well is no easy feat in the best of times. Raising tiny humans (and not so tiny teenagers) between two different households takes coordination, diligence, and a whole lot of patience. Quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic has upped the challenge ten-fold. To help you and your child through it, here are 6 Tips and … Read more

Running and Valuing the Family Business in a Divorce

Divorcing spouses have special duties of loyalty to each other, which also applies to any assets in which they have a common interest.  Observing these duties are particularly critical if you own a business, but especially a small business. The CARES Act loan adds a new layer of complexity to divorce cases. Here’s what you should discuss … Read more

Child Support and the CARES Act

The attached Child Support and the CARES Act FAQ was developed by the Family Court Improvement Committee – Ad Hoc COVID-19 Response Workgroup, and is posted on the Arizona Superior Court website.  Download the PDF CARES Act – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed into law on March 27, 2020, to provide fast and … Read more