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November 2017 Archives

What to do about retirement funds amid divorce

When couples in Arizona decide to end a marriage, many questions regarding finances will arise. Individuals facing divorce may be wondering what to do regarding retirement accounts and assets that were shared with their former spouses. In order to save money, couples may attempt a do-it-yourself divorce. But without the proper legal agreements in place, couples may face penalties. When splitting retirement funds, there are steps that can be taken to help couples get through this process with minimal financial damage.

Tips for those with questions about child custody

When Arizona couples separate, many issues will arise such as what to do about financial obligations and living arrangements. For couples with children, the most important issue may be determining a custody arrangement. Parents may have many questions regarding child custody and laws surrounding custody matters. This transitional time can be smoother by following a few simple guidelines.

Advice to help parents through the holidays after a divorce

With the holidays quickly approaching, newly separated parents in Arizona may experience a myriad of fresh challenges and emotions. After a divorce is finalized, the holidays not only place added stress on parents, but especially children. Children can often be left wondering if things will ever be the same. The following tips can be helpful for those newly divorced parents heading into the holiday season.

The top seven things to consider in a gray divorce

In the United States, it's more common than ever for couples over the age of 50 to seek a divorce. In fact, a recent study from Bowling Green State University shows that divorce in couples over age 50 nearly doubled between the years 1990 and 2010. This trend--sometimes known as gray divorce--frequently comes with issues that don't affect the divorces of younger couples.

Man receives prison sentence for unpaid child support

Child support laws exist in the state of Arizona and across the country to help meet the financial needs of children following a split or divorce. Usually, child support payments are court ordered and are made by the noncustodial parent. There can be harsh penalties for those parents that neglect to make child support payments. If an individual chooses to stop paying child support, he or she can be federally prosecuted. Recently, a man in another state allegedly failed to make child support payments and he was sent to prison.

Tips for parenting during and after a divorce

The end of a marriage can bring about a myriad of emotions for couples in Arizona and across the country. Unfortunately, children can often get caught in the middle of a divorce. When parents decide to split, their entire world can be thrown upside-down, and the experience can quickly become stressful for any children involved. Luckily, there are steps that parents can take to help their children through this emotional experience.

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