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Child Visitation Rights and Parent Custody

If the biological parents of a child are going through a divorce, they have the right to seek child custody, or parenting time, also called child visitation. The parents of a child can seek custody or visitation, regardless of the fact whether they were ever married or not when the child was born. When courts take a decision, that decision…read more →

The Process for Filing for Divorce in Arizona

There are a number of steps that you need to follow in order to file a divorce in Arizona. Prepare for the divorce Before you even start the divorce process, you first need to discuss certain issues with your spouse or attorney that will have to be settled. These issues include child custody, support, and division of property and debts….read more →

Pool Safety Strategies Meant to Keep Children Safe

With spring and summer just over the horizon, people are getting ready to enjoy some fun time by their pools. Attorney Aaron Crane, an experienced car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney in Phoenix shares some time for pool safety. With Arizona In the warmer months, swimming pools offer many hours of enjoyment for children and adults of all ages….read more →

Child Support: Hidden Income & the Self Employed

Child support calculations in all States are heavily dependent on the income of the parents.  While the income for W2 employees can be relatively straight forward, calculating the income of the self-employed can be substantially more difficult. A self-employed parent may seek to minimize his income, and therefore child support payments, but hiding his income in his business.  This can…read more →

Arizona to Extend Marriage Rights to Gay Couples

Arizona to Extend Marriage Rights to Gay Couples Today, October 17, 2014 Arizona‘s Attorney General Tom Horne said today 10/17/14 that he is not going to challenge the federal courts decision which approves same-sex unions in Arizona. After the news broke several gay couples began to line up at the Phoenix city courthouse to marry immediately. Attorney General Tom Horne stated he fought…read more →

Arizona Court of Appeals Recognizes Thomas Beatie’s Transgender Marriage

World’s First Married Pregnant Man is Finally Allowed to Finalize His Divorce in Arizona Click here for the full opinion (pdf) Today, August 13, 2014 the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Thomas Beatie, the world’s first married pregnant man, is allowed to be officially “divorced”.  Thomas’ lawyer, David Michael Cantor of the Cantor Law Group, sees this as a…read more →

5 Ways Marital Rape Can Happen

This is a Guest Post from Brett Podolsky, a Houston Criminal Attorney. Marital rape is a form of sexual abuse often encountered in domestic violence cases. It refers to non-consensual sex act performed by a spouse. In many regions of the world, the spousal rape is still condoned and considered legal. However, most developing countries increasingly criminalize the act and…read more →

Women Should Start Financial Preparation for Divorce before Their Marriage

While many people contemplating marriage do not want to consider the prospect their marriage may not last, the high divorce rate makes it important to engage in economic planning to ensure financial security in the event of a divorce.  This planning should begin before a person even ties the knot, but the process of preparing for divorce is an ongoing…read more →

How to Prepare for a Heated Custody Battle

There is no subject that raises the heat level as much as a contested child custody case. Parents have a uniquely strong bond with their children. Most of those parents go into “extreme battle mode” when faced with a court battle that may end up drastically restricting their contact with their kids.  A custody case can be stressful, mean, expensive,…read more →

Emergency Child Custody Orders and Cross Border Disputes Between Parents

This is an article contributed by Farzad Family Law of California. Jurisdictional disputes between California and Arizona parents in child custody cases are not uncommon. Not only are the two states in proximity to each other but we have seen quite a bit of travel and change of residences between the two states. At Farzad Family Law our lawyers have…read more →

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