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Before you say “I do”: The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

First comes love, then comes marriage – but what comes in between? Prenuptial Agreements, of course. You may be familiar with the term Prenuptial Agreement by frequently used terms such as, “prenup” or “premarital agreement”. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between prospective spouses that is made […]

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Resources

RESOURCES Arizona Revised Statutes – Title 25 – the statutes governing family law matters. http://www.azleg.gov/arizonarevisedstatutes.asp?title=25 Maricopa Superior Court website, where you can find information about your case, judges, commissioners, and other helpful details. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/index.asp For self-service court forms: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/ezCourtForms Parenting Counseling or parenting classes in Maricopa County: […]

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GRANDPARENT CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS

GRANDPARENT CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS The law presumes that the parents of a child are the ones best suited to raise their own children. However, occasionally situations arise where the parents are not present or able to adequately care for their children. In this situation, the State […]

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PARENTING COORDINATOR SERVICES

PARENTING COORDINATOR SERVICES A Parenting Coordinator gets involved in a case after the Court signs an Order appointing the Parenting Coordinator to the case. Parenting Coordination is an intervention designed to help a family deal with potentially disruptive conflict. The role of the Parenting Coordinator is to […]

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Mediation

MEDIATION Mediation is a type of Alternate Dispute Resolution in which disputing parties work collectively with the aid of an impartial, third-party to resolve a dispute. The mediator assists the parties in reaching a consensus by facilitating their communication, but it is the parties themselves who shape […]

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Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic abuse is defined as abuse at the hands of any member of your family, including your spouse, blood relatives or a significant other. If you believe you or your children are in harm, contact Child Protective Services at 1-888-SOS-CHILD and your local police department […]

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Visitation/Parenting Time

VISITATION/PARENTING TIME Arrangements regarding when and how the children will spend time with each parent are referred to as “Parenting Time” in Arizona. Parenting Time is when a parent has the right to have a child physically placed with the parent and the right and responsibility to […]

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Divisions of Assets and Debts

DIVISION OF ASSETS AND DEBTS One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is the division of property and debt. When two individuals have been married for a period of time, determining who has the right to certain assets can be challenging. You and your spouse have […]

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