If you've made the decision to divorce (or your spouse has), it's essential to have a strong team of professionals supporting you. This starts with finding the right attorney. Don't just Google family law attorneys in your area. Talk to people you know who have fairly recently divorced to get some recommendations.
Whether your child is planning to get married around Valentine's Day or has scheduled a summer wedding, if you're a divorced parent, you may be dreading the prospect of dealing with your co-parent. You likely will be together not just on the big day but at events leading up to the wedding. Whether you've been divorced for years or the break-up is recent, big celebrations can be awkward.
These days, it's easy to spy on someone if you know how. Usually, this technology is used for good -- or at least convenience. You can track your kids via smartphone apps and keep an eye on your pets while you're at work via in-home cameras. You can find out who's at your front door when you're away. You can adjust the thermostat remotely to make sure your home is cool when you return on a scorching summer day.
Often when people go through a divorce, they become estranged from others in their lives. This can be especially true for people whose social relationships were intertwined with their spouse's.
Most people don't have an estate plan in place when they divorce. Too many people put off estate planning for as long as possible -- sometimes too long. However, if you do have one, it's essential to make the necessary changes to reflect your new marital status and ensure that your interests and your loved ones' needs are still protected.
One of the first and most important decisions you'll make in your divorce is your choice of a family law attorney. As you talk to attorneys you're considering retaining, you'll be looking for someone who understands your priorities, such as keeping a fair share of the marital assets, getting the child custody rights you're seeking and/or obtaining the support agreement you need.
Mediation is an iincreasingly popular choice for divorcing couples who want to end their marriage without the conflict, expense and time that setting their issues in court can involve.
It's been widely reported that money is one of the primary sources of tension in marriages. In one survey by SunTrust Bank, over a third of the 2,000 people surveyed cited finances as the main cause of conflict with their spouse or partner.
Even relatively amicable, uncomplicated divorces cost money. When you hire an attorney, you will have to pay them for their time and services. However, having an attorney who knows how the process goes, understands Arizona family law and will work to get you a fair settlement can save you money in the long run.
Divorcing parents are often concerned about the impact of their split on their children's current academic performance. However, according to a recently published study, young people whose parents divorced when they were under 18 are less likely to graduate from college or go on to obtain a graduate or professional degree.