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The Importance of Family Counseling in Dissolution and Legal Decision Making Disputes

All too often, tragedies occur in the context of divorce and custody disputes.  In Arizona we no longer use the term “custody” and instead use the phrase “legal decision making,” but for the purpose of this article we will refer … Continue reading

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Arizona Judge Denies “Pregnant Man” Divorce

In December, we outlined some of the legal issues surrounding the so-called “Pregnant Man” divorce. Last week, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled against Thomas Beatie, saying that he had failed to prove that his marriage is valid, azcentral.com … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

Often, a married couple’s decision to divorce comes when they are already considering filing for bankruptcy.  In other cases, bankruptcy is used by one divorcing party as a strategy to discharge some of the financial burdens of the dissolution action.  … Continue reading

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Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

One of the most complex and contested issues in a dissolution action is spousal maintenance.  Spousal maintenance, previously known as ‘alimony,’ is a court-ordered award of payments from the spouse with higher income to the other spouse, often for a … Continue reading

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ASU’s New Beginnings Program Offers Help to Divorced Parents

Separation or divorce is a trying experience for any family, but the greatest impact is often felt in families with children.  Young children are especially vulnerable during times of change – a divorce can leave a child feeling frightened, neglected, … Continue reading

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Dueling Appraisals in a Divorce

The process of real estate valuation in the divorce setting takes on two common forms: (1) the parties agree to hire a neutral appraiser whose evaluation of the property becomes the agreed upon figure, or (2) the parties hire their … Continue reading

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Same-sex Couples, Surrogacy, and Custody

Child custody is often a complex and contested issue in the contexts of divorce and legal separation.  Parties may dispute the child’s best interests, including how much time the child should spend with each parent, where the child should live … Continue reading

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The “Pregnant Man” Divorce

According to azcentral.com, Thomas Beatie, better known as “The Pregnant Man” is attempting to divorce his wife.  Unfortunately for Beatie, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge is uncertain whether he can hear the case. Under Arizona constitutional law, a marriage … Continue reading

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Evaluating “Goodwill” during Asset Division

In a contested divorce proceeding, valuation of community assets is often the most complicated and controversial issue.  Couples who seek a divorce often spend a lot of time (and money) posturing for the most favorable division of assets. Particularly when … Continue reading

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