What to Do When A Court Mistake Happens

Like the rest of us, Judges and court staff are human, which means they are not perfect, and from time to time, the court makes a mistake. The court mistake could be harmless, like mistyping a name, or harmful, like miscalculating an amount for child support....

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The Pros And Cons of Court Mediation

What is Private Mediation? Private mediation is where the parties agree to hire a private mediator outside of the court. This is usually someone who is highly skilled in mediation and has significant familiarity with family law. What are the Pros of Private Mediation?...

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Emergency Custody Orders: But Will The Judge Agree?

Tips to consider when getting an emergency order Far too often parents rush to the courthouse to try and get emergency custody orders. It is not surprising. Parents going through a messy divorce or custody case are extremely stressed out. Little things bother parents...

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Same Sex Parents And Legal Paternity

How Does The Court Determine Paternity When Parents Are The Same Sex? Laws regarding same-sex parents are just now beginning to come into focus, particularly when the question of parenthood comes up. Arizona has long had statutes that automatically presume paternity...

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Family Court and School Choice Decisions

School choice for divorced parents can be a minefield of conflict. Where your children go to school is one of the most important decisions to make as a parent. This is an issue that often rears its head in family court. What happens when two parents with joint legal...

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Child Support Case Study: The Baseball Player

What Tony Womack Taught Us About Child Support Tony Womack was member of the Arizona Diamondback’s 2001 World Series Championship Team. No one has stolen more bases in Diamondback history. In 2010, Womack filed to modify his child support obligation. At that time,...

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How to get your Ex out AND keep the house

  If you are going through a divorce or you expect to be going through a divorce, one of the most common priorities for women is getting your husband out of the house now. Sharing space with someone you are looking to divorce can be awful. Your home is supposed to be...

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10 Tips When Filing for Divorce in Arizona

Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming process, filled with emotions and frustrations. When you are the partner filing for a divorce, it is important that you understand the process, and best practices throughout the entire ordeal. Here are 10 tips when filing...

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Family Business in Divorce

Family Business in Divorce, Control, Date of Valuation, and the Buy out When there is a family business involved, the divorce process can be even more daunting than normal. In some respects dividing the business is just one more piece of property to be valued and...

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Divorce stories: a heartbreaking loss

Stories of Divorce Survival From Real People Editor’s Note: This year, Modern Law began offering a scholarship to people who have survived divorce. We asked applicants to tell us in an essay how divorce had made them better or stronger. This series is the result of...

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