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What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Settling Divorce and Parenting Disputes

Novelist Margaret Atwood wrote, “A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there is less of you.”  For many of you, this pandemic feels like an amputation. Cash is tight, Conflict with your parenting partner has escalated, You may have even filed for divorce or other court relief, but resolution is nowhere in sight. … Read more

Updates for Pima County Family Court and Conciliation Court

Update from Judge Greg Sakall, Presiding Family Law Judge in Pima County: In light of the ongoing public health issues related to the pandemic in Pima County, please be advised that Conciliation Court is postponing any child interviews through the end of January 2021. Currently scheduled January interviews will be rescheduled to a date after … Read more

Pima County Family Court Meets – and Delivers – COVID 19

How technology, triaging, and time management is transforming your family court experience in the age of COVID. The most useless purchase of 2019 – a 2020 Planner. The doors to justice remain open in Pima County Family Court. You can still file a petition for divorce, legal separation, parenting time, support orders, or Orders of … Read more

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