6 Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Do Children Have The Right To Choose Which Parent They Live With In A Divorce?

December 6th, 2022|

Do Children Have The Right To Choose Which Parent They Live With In A Divorce? Since about half of marriages end in divorce, it’s no surprise that many parents get divorced before their children reach adulthood. Some parents immediately agree that they should split custody of the children 50/50. But others have their reasons to [...]

18 Friday, November 18, 2022

It Still Could Be Community Property Even If Your Name Isn’t On It

November 18th, 2022|

It Still Could Be Community Property Even If Your Name Isn't On It We don’t waste time during divorce consultations on personal judgments, but we do notice one common misconception that potential clients hold before we speak to them: if something was acquired in one spouse’s name alone, it is solely that spouse’s property or [...]

4 Friday, November 4, 2022

Getting Attorney’s Fees In A Family Law Case

November 4th, 2022|

Getting Attorney’s Fees In A Family Law Case Whether you’ve come to the decision to file for divorce or it is being thrust upon you, one of the most stressful aspects of divorcing a spouse is the financial ramifications. Splitting one household into two could be harder to manage, and one spouse may still rely [...]

26 Wednesday, October 26, 2022

How To Spot a Spouse Hiding Assets in an Arizona Divorce

October 26th, 2022|

How To Spot a Spouse Hiding Assets in an Arizona Divorce There are several reasons that divorce is considered one of the most stressful experiences in life, and one of the main ones is finances. In an Arizona divorce, assets (and debts) are split based on the principles of community property. Some couples are unaware [...]

13 Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Most Popular Months To Get Divorced in Arizona

October 13th, 2022|

The Most Popular Months To Get Divorced In Arizona When Do Divorce Rates Increase In Arizona? It’s hard to know when a married couple will get divorced, even if their marriage has been struggling for quite some time. No matter the circumstances, the divorce process doesn’t officially begin until one of the spouses files a [...]

3 Monday, October 3, 2022

What To Do If Your Spouse Takes The Children Out of State

October 3rd, 2022|

What To Do If Your Spouse Takes The Children Out of State Critical Information To Know If Your Spouse Takes Your Kids Out Of State This member of My AZ Lawyers was watching Sins of Our Mother on Netflix last night, which was largely set in the Chandler/Gilbert area. Without spoiling too much, it contains [...]

22 Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Drahos Formula & How It Can Impact Property Division in Your Arizona Divorce

September 22nd, 2022|

The Drahos Formula & How It Can Impact Property Division in Your Arizona Divorce How Much Is Your Community Lien Worth When Divorcing In Arizona? Back in the day, most people who got married did so at a younger age and ended up buying their first home together. Nowadays, it’s becoming more common for at [...]

14 Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Splitting a Timeshare in an Arizona Divorce

September 14th, 2022|

Splitting a Timeshare in an Arizona Divorce How To Deal With A Timeshare During Property Division? For someone who travels frequently, a timeshare can be a great way to secure a nice vacation rental that’s big enough for their family. While many are leery of making the commitment to a timeshare, some couples who have [...]

23 Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Manipulation Tactics That Narcissists Use In Divorce

August 23rd, 2022|

Manipulation Tactics That Narcissists Use In Divorce The Most Common Narcissistic Behaviors During Divorce We all know someone who seems to find endless fault with others while holding a high self-opinion. That has a compulsive need to be the center of attention. That can’t take blame or criticism. You might even be unlucky enough to [...]

7 Tuesday, June 7, 2022

I Am Getting Divorced, I Paid All The Bills During The Marriage. Is My Spouse Entitled To Anything?

June 7th, 2022|

I Am Getting Divorced, I Paid All The Bills During The Marriage. Is My Spouse Entitled To Anything? Do I Need To Continue Financially Supporting My Spouse During a Divorce? Even when the spark in a romantic relationship has been dead for years, some spouses put off getting divorced due to financial concerns. And if [...]

26 Thursday, May 26, 2022

I Caught My Soon-To-Be Ex Cheating! How Will This Impact Our Divorce In Arizona?

May 26th, 2022|

I Caught My Soon-To-Be Ex Cheating! How Will This Impact Our Divorce In Arizona? Ending a Marriage Contract With Someone Who Didn’t Respect The Marital Vows Sometimes, a marriage ends when two spouses simply drift apart and fall out of love with each other. Other times, one spouse is clearly to blame, especially if they [...]

19 Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tips For Preparing Divorce Discreetly

April 19th, 2022|

Tips For Preparing Divorce Discreetly Fearing For Your Safety? How To Secretly Prepare Your Divorce Not every divorce in Arizona is one that both spouses see coming. In some situations, one spouse might even fear for their safety when their spouse finds out they want a divorce. If you find yourself in these circumstances, you [...]

7 Monday, March 7, 2022

Malignant vs. Covert Narcissists

March 7th, 2022|

Malignant vs. Covert Narcissists The Differences Between Malignant & Covert Narcissism & How To Handle a Divorce “Narcissist” is a term that some people like to throw around as an insult whenever someone insists on getting their own way. So when it comes to divorce, almost everyone thinks that they’re getting divorced from a narcissist. [...]

21 Monday, February 21, 2022

Surprising Things That Increase The Rate Of Divorce In Arizona

February 21st, 2022|

Surprising Things That Increase The Rate Of Divorce In Arizona Factors That Can Lead Your Marriage To a Divorce Almost everyone knows that approximately half of marriages in this day and age end in divorce. Obviously, a lot of that has to do with how much more socially acceptable it has become to get divorced. [...]

25 Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Should I Change My Estate Plan After a Divorce?

January 25th, 2022|

Should I Change My Estate Plan After a Divorce? The Importance Of Updating Your Estate Plan Every Now & Then In Arizona Our Arizona Family Attorneys look at divorce and changing your estate plan in an Arizona Family Law case. There are changes that can and should be made to an estate plan when going [...]

21 Friday, January 21, 2022

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s Divorce Finalized After Years Of Proceedings

January 21st, 2022|

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s Divorce Finalized After Years Of Proceedings   What Causes Divorce Proceedings To Continue For Over a Decade? If you’re a fan of The Terminator or Jingle All the Way, you probably remember when news broke of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair and child with the family housekeeper. This scandal, which aired about [...]

30 Thursday, December 30, 2021

Divorce vs. Annulment: Which Is Right For Me?

December 30th, 2021|

Divorce vs. Annulment: Which Is Right For Me?   Is It Better To Prefer An Annulment Over a Divorce? Unfortunately, despite the vows that most spouses make, marriage doesn’t always last forever. And when you know things aren’t right, it can be easier to get out early rather than wait for things to get worse. [...]

23 Saturday, October 23, 2021

Modifying An Arizona Custody Rule 69 Agreement

October 23rd, 2021|

Modifying An Arizona Custody Rule 69 Agreement The Ins & Outs Of Modifying a 69 Agreement In Arizona Our Arizona Family Lawyers take a look at Arizona Rule 69 agreements and discuss the ins and outs of modifying the agreement. If you are in need of assistance with a family law case in Arizona. Please [...]

13 Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Transferring Your Family Law Case to Arizona

October 13th, 2021|

Transferring Your Family Law Case to Arizona Our Arizona Family Lawyers Take a Look At How To Transfer a Family Law Case To Arizona If you and your family have spent your whole lives in Arizona, it’s pretty clear where any family law cases would need to be filed. However, there are several circumstances that [...]

9 Thursday, September 9, 2021

Parenting Classes In Arizona Family Law

September 9th, 2021|

Parenting Classes In Arizona Family Law Could An Arizona Family Court Judge Require Me To Take Parenting Classes? Parenting is a skill that you never stop learning. That’s why several organizations offer parental education courses. In some Arizona family cases, an Arizona Family Court judge may find it appropriate to require one or both parents [...]

3 Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Divorce By Default In Arizona

August 3rd, 2021|

Divorce By Default In Arizona Mesa's Expert Divorce Attorneys Explain Everything You Need To Know About Default Divorce Divorce is an unfortunate and increasingly common part of life for married couples in Arizona. The process can be even more difficult when one spouse refuses or avoids participation. If you or your spouse struggle with paperwork [...]

1 Thursday, July 1, 2021

Divorcing An Unemployed Husband Or Wife

July 1st, 2021|

Divorcing An Unemployed Husband Or Wife Legal Implications Of Divorcing An Unemployed Spouse In Arizona Prolonged unemployment of one or both spouses in a marriage can put a strain on their relationship. It may not be the sole cause for you considering divorce, but it may be a contributing factor. Regardless, there may be special [...]

10 Thursday, June 10, 2021

Tips On Divorcing a Gaslighting Spouse

June 10th, 2021|

Tips On Divorcing a Gaslighting Spouse How To Divorce From a Manipulative Spouse In Arizona The Arizona Family Lawyers from My AZ Lawyers take a look at how to handle a spouse who Gaslights you. Our Phoenix divorce lawyers have helped thousands of people in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona file successfully for divorce. We [...]

21 Friday, May 21, 2021

Should I Wait Until My Child Is Older To Divorce?

May 21st, 2021|

Should I Wait Until My Child Is Older To Divorce? Weighing The Pros & Cons Of Waiting To File Divorce Until Your Child Is 18  Sometimes no matter how hard a couple tries, their marriage will still fall apart. Couples divorce for all kinds of reasons, but some require less immediate attention than others. When [...]

4 Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Arizona Summer Break & Holiday Child Custody FAQ’s 

May 4th, 2021|

Arizona Summer Break & Holiday Child Custody FAQ’s  Our Family Lawyers Discuss Some Of The Most Asked Questions Regarding Child Custody & Summer Break  Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re co-parenting with your ex, you may have some questions about how this could affect your parenting plan. Read on to learn the [...]

26 Monday, April 26, 2021

Keeping Your Privacy In a High Asset Divorce

April 26th, 2021|

Keeping Your Privacy In a High Asset Divorce High Net Worth Divorce: Tips For Ensuring Your Business's Privacy In Arizona One of the most stressful parts about a divorce is your personal business being dragged out for scrutiny in a public arena. The higher profile your case is, the more difficult it can be to [...]

12 Monday, April 12, 2021

Finding The Right Family Lawyer In Arizona: It’s Not At All About The Price

April 12th, 2021|

Finding The Right Family Lawyer In Arizona: It's Not At All About The Price What To Look For When Choosing An Attorney In Arizona When you’re looking for a family lawyer, price may be the most important factor in your decision of who to hire. However, going with the cheapest option could yield negative results, [...]

31 Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Things All Parents Should Consider Before Divorce In Arizona

March 31st, 2021|

Things All Parents Should Consider Before Divorce In Arizona Our Mesa Family Law Lawyers Share 20 Tips To Assure That You Are Considering Getting Divorced From All Angles Filing for divorce is a massive decision, especially if you still have children under 18 at home. Many parents enter divorce knowing they are about to litigate [...]

30 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Arizona Co-Parenting Tips From AZ Family Law Attorneys

March 30th, 2021|

Arizona Co-Parenting Tips From AZ Family Law Attorneys Family Lawyers Discuss Healthy Co-Parenting Habits After a Divorce Or Custody Dispute Since we deal with divorce and child custody cases throughout Arizona, we see several domestic disputes. In turn, we have seen very successful co-parenting plans and solutions. Our AZ Family Law Lawyers will pass along [...]

28 Sunday, February 28, 2021

Text Messages Used In Arizona Divorce Proceedings

February 28th, 2021|

Text Messages Used In Arizona Divorce Proceedings Subpoenaed Messages Can Be Used In Arizona Family Law Cases Text messaging has quickly emerged as one of the most popular and convenient methods of communication. However, texting does come with drawbacks. It’s easy to send messages to the wrong recipient, and autocorrect can result in a deviated [...]

26 Friday, February 26, 2021

Can I Move Out Of My House Before Divorce?

February 26th, 2021|

Can I Move Out Of My House Before Divorce? Arizona Divorce Attorneys Discuss If Moving Out During a Divorce Is a Good Idea Our Arizona Divorce Attorneys discuss how to handle moving out of a house or an apartment when going through a divorce. There are things that you should do and definitely things that [...]

19 Friday, February 19, 2021

What To Do With The Wedding Ring After Divorce

February 19th, 2021|

What To Do With The Wedding Ring After Divorce Experienced Family Lawyers Discuss Getting Divorced In Arizona & What Happens To The Wedding Ring It’s always sad when a relationship ends, but there are additional concerns if the couple has progressed to engagement or marriage. Depending on the couple’s circumstances, the engagement and wedding rings [...]

5 Friday, February 5, 2021

Divorcing a Narcissist

February 5th, 2021|

Divorcing A Narcissist Arizona Family Law Attorneys Discuss Filing For Divorce From Someone With Narcissistic Personality Disorder Divorcing a Narcissist, isn't always what it seems to be.  Plus, is often not all that easy. While you may casually refer to a self-absorbed, arrogant person as “narcissistic,” some people actually have a psychological condition known as [...]

13 Friday, November 13, 2020

Divorce and the Impact of Social Media

November 13th, 2020|

Divorce and the Impact of Social Media Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, with apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram changing so many aspects of life. Social media can be a business tool or a way to keep in touch with friends and family. However, it’s not all filtered sunsets and artisanal ice cream [...]

31 Saturday, October 31, 2020

Post-Decree Enforcement: What to Do When the Other Parent Isn’t Complying with Court Orders

October 31st, 2020|

Post-Decree Enforcement: What to Do When the Other Parent Isn’t Complying with Court Orders It is an unfortunate truth that sometimes even after a judge has finalized rulings on matters of child support and custody, one or both parents may fail to comply with the court orders. Even though you may be exhausted from obtaining [...]

3 Saturday, October 3, 2020

Recently, (a month ago) I Got a Ruling on My Family Law Case, Can I Modify It?

October 3rd, 2020|

Arizona Family Law Question: Recently, (a month ago) I Got a Ruling on My Family Law Case, Can I Modify It? Post-Decree Modifications After the conclusion of a divorce or child custody case, you may have need to change the terms of the orders issued in your case. Whether it’s for issues of child or [...]

2 Friday, October 2, 2020

What Happens to the Family Business in a Divorce?

October 2nd, 2020|

What Happens to the Family Business in a Divorce? Many people would rather open their own restaurant, salon, or other type of business rather than work for an employer. That’s why many spouses choose to form a family owned business, or a business in which two or more family members have control or majority ownership. [...]

26 Saturday, September 26, 2020

Preliminary Injunction in Divorce

September 26th, 2020|

Preliminary Injunction in Divorce Arizona Divorce Attorneys Address Preliminary Injunctions During a Divorce What is a Preliminary Injunction and How Does it apply to Filing Divorce in Arizona? A preliminary injunction is actually a type of restraining order in the context of Arizona divorce law. The preliminary injunction goes into effect on the spouse who [...]

12 Saturday, September 12, 2020

Spending Money and Assets Prior to a Divorce

September 12th, 2020|

Spending Money and Assets Prior to a Divorce (Thinking About Spending Everything so your Spouse Doesn't Get Anything in a Divorce?)  Whether it was a surprise or discussed in advance, and whether you’re the one filing the petition or receiving it, divorce is a stressful and painful process. Oftentimes, one or both spouses ends up [...]

24 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Divorcing in Arizona? Don’t Simply Settle

June 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 [...]

13 Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How Divorce Affects Your Tax Situation and Back Tax Liabilities

June 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 [...]

8 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5 East Valley Relocation Resources For Couples Separating

November 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 [...]

21 Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Difference Between An Annulment and A Divorce

July 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 [...]

30 Thursday, October 30, 2014

Family Law Glossary

October 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

June 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

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

December 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 [...]

9 Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Effects of Social Media on Marriage and Divorce.

October 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 [...]