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Part 2 of Navigating Divorce: Trial Preparation Tips

In Part One of the article, we discussed the best time to start preparing for a trial (as soon as possible), what has to be considered in terms of evidence that can be used, the importance of understanding statutes, and creating the pretrial statement. Next, these...

Part 1 of Navigating Divorce: Trial Preparation Tips

Going through a divorce doesn’t always mean that you will have to go to trial. Quite often, the divorce cases will settle before they reach that stage. Through mediation, negotiation, and trying to get both parties to find common ground, it’s possible that the couple...

Establishing Paternity Rights in Arizona

Paternity rights are essentially the rights of a father. Establishing paternity rights can affect anyone who has children out of wedlock, as well as those who are married, but the father of the child is not the husband. While it might seem simple, it’s not just enough...
Arizona Divorce and Family Law FAQs

FAQs on Divorce and Family Law in Phoenix, AZ

When you are going through a divorce, you will likely have quite a few questions. After all, it’s not every day that you are faced with the life-changing effects of divorce. You may have questions about the logistics of filing for divorce, whether you need an...

Part 2: Using Evidence To Your Advantage

Using Evidence to Your Advantage Part 2 In part one, we discussed what evidence is and the rules of evidence, as well as some tips on how to start organizing your information. Now, we’ll pick up with the types of evidence that need to be stored in separate folders,...
How Can You Cut the Costs of Divorce by Modern Law

What Can You Do About The Cost of Divorce?

You know that getting a divorce is the best thing for your life, and you want to go through with it. However, when you start to think about the costs of divorce, it can feel daunting. You hear stories about people paying tens of thousands of dollars to get divorced,...

Part 1: Using Evidence to Your Advantage

Using Evidence to Your Advantage Part 1 When you are going through a divorce, it’s easy for the stress to start to mount. You have a lot to handle. One of those elements that you and your attorney will need to consider is evidence. It is more important than you might...

Why You Need to Work With A Divorce Attorney In Scottsdale, AZ

Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Perhaps you’ve already been served with divorce papers by your spouse and you are wondering what you should do next. One of the first things you will at least want to consider is getting in touch with a divorce attorney in...

Should Your Kids Decide Where to Live?

Should Your Kids Decide Where to Live? Going through a divorce is a lot of stress for everyone involved. It’s hard on you and your ex because so many things are changing and you have to contend with everything that’s happening with the divorce. You are thinking about...

What Is A Quitclaim Deed and When Should I Use It?

Quitclaim Deed What Is It and When Should It Be Used? Quitclaim deeds are used to legally transfer real property rights to either another person or to a legal entity, such as a trust or a partnership, for example. This is one of the common means of transferring...
Special Warranty Deeds by Modern Law

Must-Know Facts About Special Warranty Deeds

In the state of Arizona, the special warranty deed form will provide a limited warranty of title. What is sometimes known as a conveyance deed, with this type of deed, the party that is transferring a piece of property guarantees that they have not done anything that...

Managing Evidence In Your Divorce

When you are going through a divorce, you have a lot to juggle and consider. So many things in your life are changing all at once that it can sometimes feel like you don’t know which way is up. It’s important that you take a moment to draw in a deep breath and collect...

Part 2: Becoming Happier and Eliminating Toxic Relationships

In Part 1 of this article, we talked about happiness and some of the things you can do to achieve a happier life. It is possible to change your outlook, to provide better self-care, and to become a much happier and healthier person on all levels—mental, emotional,...

Becoming Happier and Eliminating Toxic Relationships: Part 1

Going through a divorce is typically a very stressful and miserable time. You have a lot coming at you all at once. You are getting accustomed to the idea of being alone for the first time in a long time. You are getting used to the idea of being a single parent and...
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What to Do About Spousal Spying

Divorces can be messy, and sometimes your ex might do things that you never thought they would even consider. Other times, you knew that your spouse was capable of doing some rather rotten things, such as spying on you. They might be doing this to try to make you look...
Emotional Support Animals and Divorce by Modern Law

How Emotional Support Animals are Handled in Divorce

How Are Pets and Emotional Support Animals Handled in Divorce People love their pets and emotional support animals, and often treat them as a part of the family. When going through a divorce, you have to consider what happens to your pets and what they are considered...

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