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Texting and Divorce

Cellphones have become integral in today’s society. When people forget their phone at home, it can throw their whole day off. A large part of that is the instant connection texting allows us to have with friends, family, and business acquaintances that text.  Texting makes it very easy to talk to people without the effort…

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community-property

Community or Separate Property?

Living in Arizona means that (hopefully) you have heard of the term ‘community property’. Did you know that most states don’t actually define and follow community property laws? In fact, there are only nine states that currently follow community property laws: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Additionally, Alaska allows…

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Divorce and Texting

Texting and Divorce

Texting and Divorce Understanding the Consequences   Cellphones have become integral in today’s society. When people forget their phone at home, it can throw their whole day off. A large part of that is the instant connection texting allows us to have with friends, family, and business acquaintances that text.  Texting makes it very easy…

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Child support

Guidelines for Child Support

General Guidelines for Determining Child Support Arizona courts follow the Arizona Child Support Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). The information below, from the Guidelines, only addresses a few of the issues that can arise when determining a parent’s child support obligation. The Guidelines estimate the total amount of child support that a child’s parents would have spent…

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Do I Need an Attorney for my Divorce?

When going through difficult and trying times such as considering a possible Divorce, many questions and concerns come to mind. One of the most common questions our potential clients ask is, “Do I need an attorney?” Arizona law allows for applicants in civil cases to represent themselves. However, a divorce is often very stressful and…

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Why You Should Pay a Lawyer

Often people ask, “Why should I pay a lawyer?” when legal document prepares in Arizona can often prepare documents that people would normally go to a lawyer to prepare instead. Arizona  is  rather lax in allowing non-lawyers prepare what are essentially “legal documents.” These individuals typically prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, divorce and bankruptcy petitions, Limited Liability Company filings and other such documents. In addition to these “document preparers”, there are several online websites that essentially offer the same services.

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Parenting Time and/or Legal Decision Making Modifications

Orders and stipulations regarding parenting time and legal decision making typically always are open to modification. The court recognizes that circumstances change as children grow older and time passes, and that a plan agreed upon by parents when a child is five may no longer be appropriate when the child is thirteen.

In order to request a modification in Arizona, at least one year must have elapsed between the current court order regarding legal decision making and/or parenting time. However, in situations where the present environment of the child could endanger his or her physical, mental, moral, or emotional health, the court will ignore the time requirement.

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