The complicated issues involved in the end of a marriage often include child custody, property division and support payments. However, it seems that fewer millennials are buying homes or having children, so these are not necessarily the family law issues that cause conflict during divorce. In fact, arguing over the fate of the family pet is becoming a more common and often fierce battle between Arizona spouses who are ending their marriages.
Effective April 1, 2018, the new Arizona Child Support Guidelines become effective.
The Court concludes that "final decision-making authority" is the same as sole legal decision-making and that a Trial Court cannot make a determination for the parents regarding school choice. In such circumstance, parents with joint legal decision-making must mutually make such decision or Petition the Court for determination of which parent shall be designated with sole legal decision-making on the issue of education and once such determination is made, the parent designated with sole legal decision-making on education can unilaterally make the decision of school choice. No. 1 CA-CV 17-0069 FC
Divorcing couples are being warned to disclose all their assets amid fears that some may use digital currencies such as Bitcoin to hide their wealth.
Navigating the legal process on your own can seem daunting to say the least. The law can be complicated and there are nuances which are indiscernible to the untrained eye. But for many, securing legal advice from the start to the finish of your case is simply unaffordable. Having a guide to hand which can explain in simple terms both the law and procedure as well as the practical points of what will happen at court could therefore be an invaluable resource. In this blog, Family Law in Partnership associate Carla Ditz reviews 'The Family Courts for Litigants in Person. A Handbook for Litigants in Person' by Lucy Reed, Barrister at St Johns Chambers, Bristol.
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While never considered the most romantic aspect of wedding planning, prenuptial agreements are often a necessary step to formally establish asset division should divorce occur. Postnuptial agreements are similar and serve the same purpose, but are drafted and signed after the wedding.