Mom or Dad? Possibilities of a Child Choosing with Whom to Live

By |September 15th, 2017|Child Custody|

Mom or Dad? Possibilities of a Child Choosing with Whom to Live It’s usually assumed that children will keep living with their mothers if their parents get divorced. The couple often assumes that’s what the arrangement will be, and so do the children. But what’s “usual” isn’t what’s “always.” Sometimes, one or both parents want [...]

How is Arizona Child Support Calculated?

By |March 22nd, 2017|Child Custody|

How is Arizona Child Support Calculated? One of the biggest questions in a divorce involving children is who will get custody. After that is decided, the next question is usually how time and financial support will be divided. Often, the parent who does not have the children the majority of the time will be required [...]

My ex is trying to intimidate me

By |January 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

My ex is trying to intimidate me. I go to court in two days and I am worried he is going to make up lies. My ex has full custody of the kids and I am trying to get my visitation with my kids. I am very afraid that the judge will believe him and [...]

How Arizona Calculates the Days Each Parent Gets to Spend with Their Child

By |December 22nd, 2016|Child Custody|

How Arizona Calculates the Days Each Parent Gets to Spend with Their Child Fighting for having privileges to see your child is tough. There are many reasons why parents get divorce, and it’s tough when there are children. Whoever gets full custody, one will fight to get time to spend with their child. Within the [...]

5 East Valley Relocation Resources For Couples Separating

By |November 8th, 2016|Divorce|

5 East Valley Relocation Resources For Couples Separating Getting divorced is never easy. It’s an emotional and difficult thing to go through, and one that should not lower your spirits. Along with hiring an Arizona family law lawyer, relocating is also something that you may need to think about. This process can be stressful on [...]

Calculations of Child Support in Arizona

By |September 28th, 2016|Child Custody|

Calculations of Child Support in Arizona If you have been speaking to your Arizona family law lawyer, and you have determined that child support is not out of the question when you ultimately get divorced, then you know that there are certain child support rules that are governed by the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. These [...]

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean?

By |August 22nd, 2016|Divorce|

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean? Divorce and marriage law can be complicated. There are many terms that can be difficult to understand and different types of divorce that exist. Read on to learn more about what a no fault divorce really is and how to properly file for divorce in Phoenix, Arizona with [...]

Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

By |July 22nd, 2016|Property Issues|

Who Gets the Engagement Ring? A Quick Background On Gifts Usually when a valid legal gift (also known as inter vivos gifts) is made from one person to another, the gift is irrevocable. Unlike when you were a child, there may be “no take backs” allowed. If a legal dispute arises about whether or not [...]

The Difference Between An Annulment and A Divorce

By |July 21st, 2016|Divorce|

The Difference Between An Annulment and A Divorce We have all heard the words ‘divorce’ and ‘annulment’. But what do these words actually mean? Is one better than the other when considering the end of a marriage? There is a huge difference between the definition of divorce and the definition of annulment. If your marriage [...]

The Role of a Process Server in Family Law Cases

By |April 5th, 2016|Guest Blog|

The Role of a Process Server in Family Law Cases A Phoenix process server is someone who hands over important documents, such as notices and summons, to specific parties in a court case. It used to be that only lawyers and other qualified legal professionals could serve this paperwork, but the job was soon opened [...]

The Pros and Cons of Shaming Arizona “Deadbeat” Parents on Social Media

By |February 22nd, 2016|Legal Issues|

The Pros and Cons of Shaming Arizona "Deadbeat" Parents on Social Media The Pros and Cons of Shaming Arizona "Deadbeat" Parents on Social Media Here are some pros and cons of shaming parents on social media for not paying child support! Mesa, Arizona You work with your Arizona family law lawyer to fight hard for [...]

Top Reasons to Modify or Change Mesa Child Custody Agreements Post-Divorce

By |January 18th, 2016|Child Custody|

Top Reasons to Modify or Change Mesa Child Custody Agreements Post-Divorce Top Reasons to Modify or Change Mesa Child Custody Agreements Post-Divorce Here are a few of the top reasons why the courts will modify or change a child custody agreement after a divorce! Mesa, Arizona Child custody is one of the most acrimonious issues [...]

The Scope of the Arizona Family Court

By |February 26th, 2015|Legal Issues|

The Scope of the Arizona Family Court The Scope of the Arizona Family Court If you are getting a divorce in Arizona, you'll probably see the inside of a family court more than you would like. Phoenix, Arizona If you are getting a divorce in Arizona, you'll probably see the inside of a family court [...]

Family Law Glossary

By |October 30th, 2014|Divorce|

Family Law Glossary Legal Decision Making Authority: Joint legal decision making authority refers to a parent's authority to make decisions about their child's life. This includes the child's healthcare, education, extracurricular activities, and religious instruction. More often than not, parents share joint legal decision making authority over their child. It is very difficult to deprive [...]

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Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Poor Health

By |June 24th, 2013|Divorce|

Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Poor Health Can staying in an unhealthy relationship actually be unhealthy? If you are stuck in an unhappy marriage, it could actually be bad for your health. Making a choice to stay in bad relationship may be as damaging as other bad health choices. Remaining in an unhappy relationship can [...]

Husband Granted Car In Divorce

By |December 18th, 2012|Property Issues|

Q: In my divorce, my husband was granted the car although the loan is in my name. He is 5 days late in making payment...violation? Can I enforce the divorce decree or take possession of the car, in the state of Arizona, if he is only 5 days late? OR at what point can I [...]

Relocation from Arizona to Ohio with My 8 Month Year Old Daughter

By |December 18th, 2012|Child Custody|

Q: I am wanting information on relocation from Arizona to Ohio with my 8 month year old daughter, after splitting from her father? We are splitting up, not married, have an 8 month old daughter here in AZ, but neither of us has family here. My family lives in Ohio, where I would like to [...]

Can my wife get money from me after being separated for 2 years?

By |December 18th, 2012|Divorce|

Can my wife get money from me after being separated for 2 years? Q: My wife and I got married in 2009. A year later I left her due to domestic violence, got a 1 year restraining order against her and have not seen her since then. We are still married. I was promising her [...]

My fiance broke up with me. Do I have legal right to keep the ring?

By |December 18th, 2012|Property Issues|

Q: My fiance broke up with me. Do I have legal right to keep the ring? My boyfriend asked me to marry him. I said yes. He gave me an engagement ring. He later decided he was not ready to get married and broke off the relationship saying he did not love me any more [...]

I owned my own home 2 years prior to being married.

By |December 18th, 2012|Property Issues|

Q: I owned my own home 2 years prior to being married. Husband hasn't been put on the title/deed. Does he have any rights to the home? I make the mortgage payments through my individual bank account. He has become involved with a neighbor, He waits until our daughter and I go to sleep, then [...]

The Effects of Social Media on Marriage and Divorce.

By |October 9th, 2012|Divorce|

The Effects of Social Media on Marriage and Divorce. The effects of social media on a couples' marriage can be drastic. It can be a point of contention which could even lead to divorce. With over 1 billion people on Facebook, chances are that one or both members of a relationship are updating, checking, or [...]

Non-Traditional Family Structures in Arizona

By |October 2nd, 2012|Legal Issues|

Non-Traditional Family Structures in Arizona Number of Firstborns with Unmarried Parents is on the Rise On behalf of the Arizona family law attorneys of My AZ Lawyers. Candace E. Kallen, managing attorney. Posted in Family Law on Monday, October 1st, 2012. The world of family law is ever-changing. The number of non-traditional family structures in [...]