Family Law Blog

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August 30, 2021 Cindy Best
Can the judge take my child if I am unvaccinated?

The short answer in Maricopa County, Arizona is that I do not know.  What I do know is that a judge just did exactly that in Chicago. I have not read the court’s order but I did read the Washington Post article as cited here. I have not heard of a judge doing anything like…

August 24, 2021 Cindy Best
Can I build my own house and drill my own teeth?

People sometimes ask whether they need an attorney to go through their divorce. My answer is the same as the above. Yes, you could possibly do all of the above but what do you want for your outcome? First, to build your own house would take a great deal of education. And to drill your…

July 28, 2021 Cindy Best
Unmarried Fathers and Married Fathers

It seems logical that married fathers and married fathers have the same rights regarding their children. But in Arizona, it makes a difference if a Father is married to the mother of his children or not. A married father who is fit is usually awarded equal parenting time with the mother and joint legal decision making if…

July 28, 2021 Cindy Best
The Gray Divorce: A Growing Trend

This year, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce. The previous year, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott announced their divorce. It was these two events that highlighted a growing trend in America: “Gray Divorces”. According to a study released by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and…

July 19, 2021 Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance- AKA Alimony

There are a lot of misconceptions about spousal maintenance, possibly more than almost any other area of divorce. You may have heard that you will get spousal maintenance because your spouse makes more money, but it is not that simple. Spousal maintenance is often a mystery as to how it is determined and can be…

July 12, 2021 Cindy Best
Legal Separations: FAQ

Last week, we wrote about the similarities and differences between a legal separation and a divorce. We discussed how there are both practical and personal reasons for choosing a separation, including the fact that important healthcare plans can be retained through a legal separation. So, to follow-up on that article, we want to provide a…

July 9, 2021 Cindy Best
Legal Separations: A Breakdown

Separation or divorce? For those pursuing a divorce, this is a question that needs to be answered. However, few outside the Arizona legal field can tell you what the precise differences are between a divorce and a legal separation. So, what exactly is a legal separation, and is a legal separation right for you? Legal…

July 1, 2021 Cindy Best
Some FAQs in Family Law

Are you considering getting a divorce and have a lot of questions? Well, you are certainly not alone! We have put together a short list of frequently asked questions in family law to help you get started.   How long does it take to get a divorce in Arizona? According to Arizona Revised Statute, Section…

June 25, 2021 Cindy Best
Quick Tips: Divorce and Property Issues

In divorce, the division of property can result in some of the ugliest battles between the parties. Why wouldn’t it? You are discussing all the material items that make up your marriage, after all. And these items both have large monetary value, and deep sentimental significance. So how does one prepare for such a high…

 

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