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How to get Custody of a Child in Arizona

David Cantor explains How to get Custody of a Child in Arizona: A question our family law firm gets a lot is “How to get Custody of a Child in Arizona?” Arizona recently changed the way they term ‘Custody‘. They now call custody ‘Parenting Time‘. We’ll still call it custody but will also start to use the new term of…read more →

Why You Should Hire a Divorce Attorney

During a divorce, finances are at stake, so a person may believe that foregoing a lawyer is the best way to save money. This is not necessarily true. An attorney is almost always needed when issues need to dealt with, such as is the case with most divorces. Although some divorces can be worked out in a civil manner without…read more →

What is Community Property in Arizona Divorce Law?

  What is Community Property in Arizona Divorce? David Cantor explains what community property is in this short video: So, What does a Community Property State mean? The State of Arizona is one of 11 states in the United States that are considered community property states. Before you get married, any assets that you have before you get married are…read more →

Thomas Beatie and AZ Marriage Jurisdiction Problems

David Cantor talks with NBC12 here in Phoenix about the latest in the Thomas Beatie divorce case. Currently we are waiting to hear back from the judge regarding if his court has jurisdiction to rule if this is a legal marriage in Arizona. At the heart of the debate is whether or not Thomas was a legally a man when…read more →

Can you file for divorce while Pregnant?

A lot of couples going through a rough patch in their marriage are apprehensive about divorce. If the relationship has reached its end, this apprehension can increase tenfold, and more so if the couple is expecting a child. Going through a divorce is a trying time for the spouses, therefore, in some cases, when the couple is pregnant, it may…read more →

The Differences between Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment

When couples decide to end their relationships, they usually have three choices: get a divorce, become legally separated, or to get an annulment. However, couples usually do not know the differences, the advantages, and the disadvantages of each option. This guide will explain each option so that couples will know the differences between each option. Divorce Divorce, otherwise known as…read more →

David Michael Cantor with client Thomas Beatie on Anderson Cooper Live

Watch this video to see David Michael Cantor with client Thomas Beatie discuss Thomas’ divorce case on Anderson Cooper Live. In the interview Thomas and David cover the history of the case and what it means for Thomas, his family, and laws concerning transgender people. Thomas was legally declared a man under hawaiian law before marrying his wife. Arizona has…read more →

“The Pregnant Man” Thomas Beatie to be on Anderson Cooper Live

  The honorable Judge Douglas Gerlach agreed in his May review of the case and has schduled a decision for September of this year. However in June Judge Gerlach issued a Nunc Pro Tunc Order questioning if the Court even has jurisdiction over this Divorce. The issue for the judge was whether this Hawaii marriage is valid under Arizona law,…read more →

When Law and Science collide in a Divorce

First comes science, then comes law. At present, residents of Arizona who wish to legally change their gender can do so by applying for an amended birth certificate. They accomplish this by having a doctor affirm that the applicant has undergone a legal “sex change operation,” among other requirements. But like the choices we make today, consequences can often arise…read more →

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