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Planning for retirement amid late-life divorce

Its no secret that the end of a marriage can have drastic effects on finances. Arizona citizens that divorce later in life may have questions about retirement and what will happen to the money they've been saving for the majority of their adult lives. The following tips can help late-life divorcees boost their savings for the retirement that is nearing on their horizon.

High-profile couple settles lengthy divorce

For couples in Arizona and elsewhere, the end of a marriage is a life-altering experience that can quickly become stressful, traumatic and definitely expensive. When a celebrity couple decides to divorce, it can quickly turn complicated due to the division of multiple properties and other aspects non-celebrities generally don't face, such as royalty rights. However, like all divorces, celebrity divorces are sometimes settled quickly, allowing both parties to move on.

New decision from Division One Court of Appeals stands to have substantial impact of Arizona's legal decision-making laws

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

Financial tips for those considering late-life divorce

In the event of a separation, common stereotypes paint a picture of middle-aged spouses at odds with each other. These days, however, more and more people are divorcing later in life. According to recent statistics, the divorce rate for adults over the age of 50 has doubled in the last 25 years. Known as "gray divorce," a special set of challenges await those who end a marriage later in life. The following tips can help those currently facing this situation in Arizona to better prepare themselves financially.

New tax changes could ignite alimony battles during divorce

Most people know that ending a marriage can be an expensive process. However, tax reform could make divorce even more expensive in Arizona and across the country. The new tax laws have to do with alimony payments. Alimony, often called spousal support, is a court-ordered payment from a higher-earning spouse to a dependent spouse following a divorce. A change in the way alimony is taxed could make divorce negotiations more challenging.

Unique challenges face those who divorce young

Statistics suggest that separation is inevitable for a lot of Arizona couples. Stereotypes dictate that divorce only happens to middle-aged couples that have been married for years. However, some couples decide to marry young, and divorce can happen to young couples as well. Unique challenges can arise for those who divorce while in their 20s.

Preparation brings resiliancy during divorce

In Arizona and across the United States, ending a marriage is a costly experience. Divorce can have far-reaching impacts, not only emotionally and psychologically, but especially financially. Fortunately, there is financial and emotional advice available for those that have recently decided to separate from a spouse.

Representing yourself in family proceedings?

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.

Advice to help navigate the uncertainty of divorce

Ending a marriage is never an easy thing to experience. Divorce is emotional and can be a very delicate transition for all parties involved. Those going through a split will experience a myriad of emotions, and these emotions can be scarring and not easily forgotten. The following tips can help those in Arizona navigate through the rough waters of divorce.

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