Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Is It Worth It?

    He is the bad guy here why can’t the court see that? The judge in your family case isn’t a Judge Judy, they are not there to help justify your feelings by ordering that you were right and he was wrong. The Court is there to oversee the separation and uses the law to guide its decisions. When you are a party to a case in family court it’s important to remember that for every move you decide to make ...
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  • Taking Care Of Yourself

    Amidst a family law preceding many individuals forget about who they should be taking care of first and foremost… Themselves. Divorces and child custody cases can take a large toll on your well-being, your attorney is there to help you take care of your case but it’s your responsibility to take care of yourself. If you are unable to maintain your own well being then your other relationships and ...
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  • Children Taken? Now What

    My children were just taken from me, can they do that and what can I do about it? A child can be taken from you by a peace officer, child welfare investigator or a child safety worker under certain conditions if it is clearly necessary to protect the child. The conditions must be one of the following: The child is a victim or will imminently become a victim of abuse or neglect; The child is ...
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  • Marital Waste

    What is marital waste and how would it effect the distribution of the marital property? Marital waste can occur when you or your spouse have improperly used, concealed, or transferred marital assets. Some misuses that could potentially be found as waste, but not always, include: Excessive expenditure without spouse’s knowledge or consent (binge shopping); Excessive gambling; Concealment of assets; ...
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  • Consultation Tips

    What should I do to prepare for my consultation and what are some things I should consider before coming in? Know what you are coming in for, if there are certain issues you want to ask about write them down and make a list of them. This can help you ensure you don’t forget what you came in for and also help you stay on topic to ensure a more efficient use of your time. Bring in your documents, ...
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  • Concillation

    What happens when your spouse files for divorce, yet you believe the marriage can be saved? There is a mechanism in Arizona that allows time for serious reflection and counseling. Either party can file a petition for conciliation counseling. During this time, even if one spouse objects to the petition, all ongoing proceedings are paused for sixty days. The parties may seek marriage counseling, ...
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  • No Fault Divorce

    Arizona recognizes “No Fault” Divorces. A No Fault Divorce simply means either spouse can file for dissolution of marriage (divorce) without a specific enumerated reason. Instead, one spouse must claim reconciliation is not an option due to “irreconcilable differences”. The precise irreconcilable differences need not be specified. The Court will not ask for an explanation of what the differences ...
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