Mesa AZ | Spousal Support

When Is Spousal Support Awarded? Spousal support, known in Arizona as Spousal Maintenance, is not automatically ordered in all divorce cases in Arizona. Judges have wide discretion in determining when to award spousal maintenance and in what amount. Types of … Continued

Mesa AZ | Division of Property and Debts

How Does the Court Determine Division of Property and Debts? It is common for spouses going through separation or getting a divorce not to agree on how their property and debt should be divided. If they are unable to reach … Continued

Mesa AZ | Parenting Time Arrangements

What Types of Parenting Time Arrangements Can We Make? Arizona uses the term “parenting time” rather than “visitation” or “custody.” This refers to the time that a parent physically has his or her children in their care. This is a … Continued

Mesa AZ | Domestic Violence Case

Why an Order of Protection Is Necessary in a Domestic Violence Case Victims of domestic violence may be able to obtain an order of protection to prevent further abuse. A family law attorney can explain the process of acquiring an … Continued

Mesa AZ | Financial Mistakes to Avoid after Divorce

What Are the Financial Mistakes to Avoid after Divorce While divorce can be an emotionally trying time, the financial impact of divorce can last years after the heartbreak. Before you sign a divorce settlement, be sure that you get competent … Continued

Mesa AZ | Paternity Rights

What Paternity Rights Exist if I Wasn’t Married to Mother? While married parents have equal rights to their children if they decide to get divorced, this is not the same for unwed parents. If you were not married to the … Continued

Mesa AZ | Child Support Deviation

What Factors Can Cause a Child Support Deviation from Tables? In Arizona, child support is based on the state guidelines which provide a presumptive amount of support based on the income of the parents and the number of children considered … Continued

Mesa AZ | Grandparent Rights

What Grandparent Rights Do I Have with Visitation? When you are not allowed to see your grandchildren, the effects can often be devastating. This situation may adversely affect you and your grandchildren, especially if you had previously been an active … Continued

Mesa AZ | What Can Invalidate Premarital Agreements

What Can Invalidate Premarital Agreements in Arizona? Many people are turning to prenuptial agreements today, not just the wealthy. A prenuptial agreement can be an effective way to protect children from a previous relationship, a family business, and separate property. … Continued

Mesa AZ | Premarital Agreement

Do We Need Different Attorneys for a Premarital Agreement? A premarital agreement in Arizona is an effective tool that can allow engaged couples to protect their financial interests in the case of divorce or death. While it is not technically required … Continued