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Divorce Case Phase 2: Initial Filings of Petition and Response

In the first Divorce Case Phase article, we talked about getting to the point where you are going to file for a divorce. Now, it’s time to move forward to the initial filings, or to respond if you are the one who is getting served with the divorce papers. This is a...

Divorce Case Phase 1: Prefiling

In this series of articles, we will be looking at the various phases of a typical divorce case. You’ll learn more about the timeframe that it takes to get a divorce, what’s expected of you, and what you need to do to be ready for each phase. In this article, we’ll be...
Depressed by Divorce

How to Navigate Depression During Divorce

Divorce is rarely ever simple or easy, no matter how mutual it is. There’s a growing body of evidence that suggests that, even in the best of circumstances, divorce can have a serious impact on the physical and mental health of the couple. Many people who are in the...

Property Division in Arizona Divorce

Arizona is a community property state, and it’s one of the few that use this method of distribution during a divorce. Most of the other states use equitable distribution. What does this mean for you when you are going through a divorce? Here are some facts about...

Tips for Getting Back to a Normal Life After Divorce

You’ve just gone through a divorce, and it seems like everything that you knew, or thought you knew, is gone forever. It might feel like you are never going to get your life back to normal and that you won’t feel happy or comfortable again. Fortunately, that doesn’t...

Should You Choose a DIY Divorce?

Is the specter of divorce looming over your head? Are you wondering what steps you have to take next and how you are going to get through the divorce? If you’re like most people, you’re wondering whether you should start looking for an attorney or not. Do you always...

Reasons to Go to Therapy After Divorce

Divorce is a scary word for quite a few reasons. First, it represents a major change in your life that can often resemble a death. This is because it is essentially the death of a relationship. Something that many people don’t talk about is just how traumatic divorce...

How to Create a More Cohesive Co-Parenting Calendar

How to Create a More Cohesive Co-Parenting Calendar Building a healthy and stable environment after a divorce can feel pretty impossible. Between the changing settings and ever-moving schedule, your children can feel a bit of uncertainty while navigating this new...

Negotiating During Your Divorce

When you’re getting a divorce, you don’t necessarily want to have the judge be the one that makes all of the decisions in your case. Instead, most couples attempt to reach a settlement agreement, so the case doesn’t have to be litigated. Couples can work with a...

How to Prepare for Divorce Before Filing Paperwork

Have you been thinking that it might be time to get a divorce? Maybe you and your spouse have been pulling away from one another recently. Perhaps there was an affair. There could be money issues that are weighing on you. There are countless reasons that you might be...

Mistakes to Avoid During Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is a major upheaval for many people. Even if you might have been the one who initiated the divorce, it’s a big change in your life and the lives of your family. It’s a stressful time, and most people just want to be done with the divorce as...

Biggest Benefits of Working with a Family Law Attorney

If you are going to be getting a divorce, you may want to consider working with an attorney to help with the process. Even though it’s possible to have a DIY divorce, it’s not always the solution. For those who have complicated assets, children, and debts that need to...
Same Sex Divorce in Arizona

Same-Sex Divorce In Arizona

Same-Sex Divorce in Arizona Are you in a same-sex marriage and are now seeking a divorce in Arizona? You probably have quite a few questions about the process of getting a divorce in the state. You want to know more about the process, your rights, and what should be...

What Are the Residency Requirements for Divorce in Arizona?

If you are considering getting a divorce in Arizona, you must understand some of the requirements for divorce that need to be met. This is a no-fault state, and it’s not overly difficult to get a divorce started. However, other requirements need to be met before you...

What Are the Basic Steps for Divorce?

Are you thinking about getting a divorce? It’s a big decision, but sometimes, it’s the best thing for you. If there are problems in the marriage that can’t be worked out and remedied, you might be ready to get divorced right now. However, it’s not quite so simple....

Getting Divorced While Pregnant

Being pregnant is typically a time of happiness and joy for most couples. However, we all know that this is not always the case. There could be any number of reasons that the relationship is not doing well. The couple may have been fighting and considering divorce for...

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