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Early Resolution Conference or Resolution Management Conference

There are two different conferences that the court will schedule. The conference that the court schedules will be determined on whether you or your spouse is represented by counsel. If neither you nor your spouse is represented by counsel, the court will schedule an Early Resolution Conference. If either you or your spouse is represented … Continue reading Early Resolution Conference or Resolution Management Conference

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Spousal Maintenance

What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is a monthly payment from one spouse to another, which is designed to allow for the spouse who earns less income to establish a home and living environment on his/her own. Spousal maintenance is used for an easier transition to becoming a single person in … Continue reading Spousal Maintenance

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Who Will take Care of the Children and Where Will They Live?

Where will your children live and who will make decisions about them? These are the two major issues that you and the other parent must decide. This will depend on how far apart you live from each other, how old your children are, school hours, work hours, the care provider situation, the family support system … Continue reading Who Will take Care of the Children and Where Will They Live?

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Parenting Time

  Joint Physical Custody As described in Chapter 1, joint physical custody means that the physical residence of the child is shared by both parents almost equally. Where the child lives primarily with one parent and has visitation (now called parenting time) with the other, generally, the parent with whom the child primarily lives will … Continue reading Parenting Time

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Advantages of Mediation

  Best Interests of the Children: Mediation is designed to help parents focus on the best interests of the children. The mediation process helps the parties remain aware that despite their differences that brought them to the mediation process, they must continue to communicate for the sake of their child. The mediation process will preserve … Continue reading Advantages of Mediation

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Property Settlement Agreement

When and How to Get Your Marital Settlement Agreement   At this point, you are probably wondering what to do with all of this information and how is it used in the divorce process. As previously discussed, it is important to know what assets you and your spouse either own together or separately and their … Continue reading Property Settlement Agreement

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Mediation: A step-by-step process

  How Mediation Works First, the parties must decide that they are able to discuss and consider their issues with each other through mediation. The parties may decide to initiate a free telephone consultation with one of our attorneys. Then, the parties make an appointment and come to our office. Be aware that the proceedings … Continue reading Mediation: A step-by-step process

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Before Divorce and the Impact of the Temporary Injuction

The Response If your spouse/partner filed the action against you, you must file a responsive pleading. You have a time limit, so make sure you know what it is. If you were served in the state of Arizona, you have 20 days to respond, if you are out of state, you have 30 days. Your … Continue reading Before Divorce and the Impact of the Temporary Injuction

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How Arizona Law Sees Division of Property

You and your spouse may decide this for yourselves, but it is important to note that Arizona is a community property state. In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute ?25-211, community property is all property acquired during the marriage by the efforts of either party through the date of service of the Petition for Dissolution. The … Continue reading How Arizona Law Sees Division of Property

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