19 Sunday, July 19, 2020

Divorcing a Narcissistic Wife in Arizona

2020-07-19T22:09:22+00:00July 19th, 2020|

Divorcing a Narcissistic Wife in Arizona Yes, women can be narcissistic too! While approximately 4.8% of women have narcissistic personality disorder, compared to 7.7% of men, there is still a solid chance that the woman you’re married to is a narcissist. The only thing worse than being married to a narcissist is getting divorced from [...]

2 Thursday, July 2, 2020

Divorcing a Narcissist? What You Will Need to Know

2020-07-14T21:52:21+00:00July 2nd, 2020|

Divorcing a Narcissist? What You Will Need to Know What is a Narcissist? Narcissists typically display symptoms like an inflated sense of importance, a need for attention and praise, and a lack of empathy for others. Divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder can be particularly stressful. Narcissists will typically view a divorce as a [...]

26 Friday, June 26, 2020

Grandparents’ Rights in Arizona

2020-06-26T07:18:14+00:00June 26th, 2020|

Grandparents’ Rights in Arizona Sometimes life requires for a grandparent to step in to a grandchild’s life for their well-being. That’s why Arizona has visitation and custody laws pertaining to grandparents. When certain requirements are met, grandparents have a right to have a meaningful and positive influence in their grandchildren’s lives. Like in all family [...]

24 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Divorcing in Arizona? Don’t Simply Settle

2020-06-24T22:51:58+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Divorcing in Arizona?  Don't Simply Settle Getting divorce in Arizona is pretty common.  In some counties, the divorce rate is upwards of 70%.  Divorce is difficult and emotional. Thus, many people simply want to get it over with and move on with their lives.  Understandably.  However, not giving the settlement part of the divorce the [...]

4 Thursday, June 4, 2020

Arizona Teacher Imprisoned for Sexual Relations with a Student Files for Divorce from Husband

2020-06-04T20:07:07+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Divorcing Your Spouse in Prison Divorce is always tough, especially when your spouse is the one to initiate the divorce proceedings. Although it seems like nothing could be worse, one Arizona man is facing the ultimate insult and injury. Brittany Zamora, the Goodyear teacher who made headlines for sleeping with her 13-year old student, has [...]

25 Monday, May 25, 2020

Tips For a Successful Divorce in Arizona

2020-05-25T16:29:36+00:00May 25th, 2020|

Tips For a Successful Divorce in Arizona On 5/24/2020 the Arizona Divorce Attorneys and Family Law staff at My Arizona Lawyers write: Divorce is usually the very best of times and also the most severe of times - all wrapped up into one. The choice to go on in life from a worn out relationship is hard-to-impossible to make, [...]

3 Sunday, May 3, 2020

Florida Doctor Appeals Order Taking Away Custody of Daughter Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-05-03T22:36:08+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

Florida Doctor Appeals Order Taking Away Custody of Daughter Amid Coronavirus Pandemic  On May 3, 2020, Arizona Family Attorneys at My AZ Lawyers write:  While you are at home working remotely and social distancing, you have probably seen many commercials and public service announcements thanking healthcare workers for their bravery and service during the coronavirus [...]

13 Monday, April 13, 2020

Will COVID-19 Create More Births or Divorces?

2020-04-13T22:11:31+00:00April 13th, 2020|

Will COVID-19 Create More Births or Divorces? As more and more businesses are forced to close or restrict their services, people worldwide can’t participate in their favorite hobbies and pastimes. Gatherings of ten or more are discouraged, and there are only so many times you can rewatch The Office. Millions are suffering financially, but some [...]

1 Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Relocation and the Arizona Family Court

2020-04-02T15:00:56+00:00April 1st, 2020|

Relocation and the Arizona Family Court The main difference in relocation efforts between a parenting plan with joint legal decision making authority and sole legal decision making authority is if the move can happen before the court makes a decision. If a parent with sole legal decision making authority wishes to relocate with the minor [...]

31 Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Paternity in Arizona

2020-04-01T16:28:19+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Paternity in Arizona   On March 31, 2020, Arizona Family Law Attorney Alison C. Briggs of My Arizona Lawyers writes:   One of the most common issues that can come up for fathers in Arizona is what rights they have when a child is born. There are three ways to be the legal father of [...]

19 Thursday, March 19, 2020

My Child Won’t Go to the Other House…Now What?

2020-04-01T16:35:15+00:00March 19th, 2020|

My Child Won’t Go to the Other House…Now What?   Arizona Family Law Attorney Alison C. Briggs on March 19, 2020, writes: Anyone that has shared custody knows that transitions from home to home can be the most difficult time. What if a child refuses to leave one home when it is time? Do children [...]

18 Friday, January 18, 2019

Can I get an order of protection or restraining order against someone for text messages?

2020-04-01T16:48:04+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Can I get an order of protection or restraining order against someone for text messages? In our world of technology, there are new means of harassment: text messages. Where is the line drawn between conversing and harassment?  A seemingly harmless conversation can quickly take a turn and become combative in a hurry.     Text messages [...]

2 Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Arizona High-Conflict Custody Cases

2020-04-01T17:17:40+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

Arizona High-Conflict Custody Cases Divorce can be one of the most stressful losses a person can experience. It can be difficult because it is an end to a relationship and a transition into a new life. In fact, divorce is considered more stressful than going to jail or losing a family member. When a separation [...]

28 Friday, December 28, 2018

Celebrity Divorces of 2018

2020-04-01T17:44:16+00:00December 28th, 2018|

Counting down 10 celebrity divorces and splits in 2018 As the 2019 new year approaches, we say goodbye to 2018.  In the case of celebrity divorces, we take a look at the famous couples who parted ways and said "goodbye" in 2018.  10. After citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation of their [...]

13 Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How Divorce Affects Your Tax Situation and Back Tax Liabilities

2020-04-01T18:11:04+00:00June 13th, 2018|

How Divorce Affects Your Tax Situation and Back Tax Liabilities Divorce can be devastating – not just emotionally but also financially and in other ways. It can feel like your whole life is ending. You might lose friends, you might face significant changes in your career or housing situation, and you might grieve the loss [...]

15 Friday, September 15, 2017

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

2020-04-01T20:42:07+00:00September 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

22 Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How is Arizona Child Support Calculated?

2020-04-01T21:00:19+00:00March 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

22 Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

2020-04-01T21:14:20+00:00December 22nd, 2016|

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 divorced, 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 [...]

8 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5 East Valley Relocation Resources For Couples Separating

2020-04-01T21:21:39+00:00November 8th, 2016|

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 for [...]

28 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Calculations of Child Support in Arizona

2020-04-01T22:53:44+00:00September 28th, 2016|

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 a divorce, then you know that there are certain child support rules that are governed by the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. [...]

22 Monday, August 22, 2016

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean?

2020-04-01T23:05:08+00:00August 22nd, 2016|

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 the help [...]

21 Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Difference Between An Annulment and A Divorce

2020-04-01T23:28:57+00:00July 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

5 Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Role of a Process Server in Family Law Cases

2017-04-05T17:43:55+00:00April 5th, 2016|

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 [...]

22 Monday, February 22, 2016

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

2016-04-13T06:15:27+00:00February 22nd, 2016|

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 [...]

18 Monday, January 18, 2016

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

2016-04-13T06:15:29+00:00January 18th, 2016|

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 [...]

26 Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Scope of the Arizona Family Court

2017-01-15T00:30:15+00:00February 26th, 2015|

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 [...]

30 Thursday, October 30, 2014

Family Law Glossary

2016-04-13T06:15:33+00:00October 30th, 2014|

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 [...]

24 Monday, June 24, 2013

Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Poor Health

2020-05-04T09:00:30+00:00June 24th, 2013|

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 [...]

18 Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

2020-05-04T08:01:00+00:00December 18th, 2012|

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 [...]

18 Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

2017-01-14T02:47:59+00:00December 18th, 2012|

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 [...]

18 Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

2017-01-14T02:36:37+00:00December 18th, 2012|

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 [...]

18 Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

2017-01-14T02:51:44+00:00December 18th, 2012|

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 [...]

9 Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Effects of Social Media on Marriage and Divorce.

2017-01-14T02:39:25+00:00October 9th, 2012|

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 [...]

2 Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Non-Traditional Family Structures in Arizona

2017-01-14T02:54:09+00:00October 2nd, 2012|

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 [...]