As a family law attorney it is significant that gay marriage is now federally recognized and is legal in 35 states, including Arizona. It has been nearly six months since U.S. District Judge John Sedwick struck down Arizona's prohibition on same sex marriage as unconstitutional. Since that time, many same sex couples have become legally married in … [Read more...] about Family Law and Gay Marriage
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Family Law is evolving . Millenials are the driving force. (Millenials are those reaching adulthood around the year 1980-2000). The actual definition of marriage is at the forefront. It is called the Beta marriage. So what is a Beta marriage? Beta was the latest release in the software cycle. You may have heard the terminology “a Beta Test”.In a … [Read more...] about A Family Law Attorney Wonders – A Beta Marriage…What is going on? #FamilyLawAttorney
How do you find the best family law attorney in Arizona? While there may be a number of attorneys who might think they are the best, I doubt anyone could truly lay claim to that title. (And if anyone claims he/she is the best then you need to rush out of his/her office and find someone else.) I think the real question should be, how do you find the … [Read more...] about How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer in Arizona #DivorceLawyer
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together as a family and make lasting memories for children. Unfortunately, without fail, every holiday season I have clients call me with some sort of urgent parenting time issue. Instead of children getting the opportunity to be children during the holidays, they are often thrust in the middle of … [Read more...] about Avoiding Holiday Parenting Time Disputes
As a divorce attorney in Mesa, Arizona the one thing I know for sure, divorce is hard. It is the end of something that usually began with the best intentions and a bright future. For some people it is an emotional relief but for most it brings about a lot of pain. I’ve been cheated on and I’ve had my heart broken before. It is awful. Friends and … [Read more...] about How to Get through the Heartbreak of a Divorce #DivorceAttorney
In well over half of my consultations I get asked whether there is an advantage to filing first for divorce in Arizona. The answer is no. The question stems from a fear that it may be socially unacceptable to seek a divorce. Arizona is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that to get a divorce, you do not have to prove that one party or another … [Read more...] about Is There an Advantage to Filing First in an Arizona Divorce?
Americans owe nearly $1 trillion dollars in student loan debt. As of 2010, student loans have even surpassed credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. With student loan debt being so common, many people wonder how it is divided in a divorce, often where the debt is incurred largely by one spouse.Arizona is a community … [Read more...] about Are Student Loans Community Property? Dividing Debt in Divorce
Going through a divorce is difficult enough especially when child custody is an issue.Add to that financial issues and it can become very contentious.Acrimony increases when spouses argue over what is His, Mine and Ours in the divorce.If you have assets or a business prior to marriage or inherit assets during the marriage, before you … [Read more...] about Divorce: Is it His, Mine or Ours?