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NFL quarterback, Robert Griffin, III, files for divorce

Many football fans in Arizona may know about quarterback, Robert Griffin, III, who is currently playing for the Cleveland Browns. Griffin apparently wanted a fresh start in his personal life, in addition to his professional one.

He filed for divorce from his wife at the beginning of September. The couple was separated for a while, prior to the filing. The couple has a young child together, and people expect this to be a messy divorce.

How to start a child custody proceeding in Arizona

Children born out of wedlock is a common occurrence in Arizona. Sometimes, the parents will still live together and be in a committed relationship. They most likely will also share in raising their children together. However, this is normally not the case, and many parents in this type of situation live separately. This does not make them any less of parents to the children, but it does change the legal rights the parents have to the children.

Even if the father is the biological father, paternity has been established and the father pays child support, it does not give the father any legal child custody rights to the child. In order to establish custody rights to the child, the father must start a custody proceeding.

What are the requirements for seeking alimony in a divorce?

There are many divorces in Arizona each year. Each divorce is unique though. But, there are certain issues that are common to most divorces, such as property division, child support and child custody, if there are minor children involved, and alimony or spousal maintenance as it is commonly called. However, how each of these issues are dealt with will be different in each divorce depending on the unique circumstances of each marriage.

Nonetheless, not all of these issues will be present in each divorce. If there are no minor children, then the couple will not have to deal with child custody and child support. And, not all divorces will have to make determinations regarding alimony either.

Helping fathers protect their relationship with their children

There are many fathers in Arizona. Some fathers are still in a relationship with the mother of the children. However, many others are either divorced or never married the mother of their children. Many fathers in this situation still want to have a good relationship with their children, though. It can be more difficult since they are no longer living with the children. They may also feel like they are fighting an uphill battle to see their children.

But, a child's relationship with their father is also very important, and the courts understand the importance of fathers' rights to see their children. It is no longer a foregone conclusion that the children will end up with the mother.

How child support changes when one child is emancipated

There are many people who have children in Arizona who are no longer with the other parent. In these cases, generally, the non-custodial parent will end up paying child support to the other parent. This is a monthly payment from one parent to the other to ensure that the child's financial needs are met. The amount is based on the child support guidelines in Arizona.

These guidelines take into account a number of factors about the parents' financial situation and the financial needs of the child. Once ordered, the monthly obligation continues until the child is emancipated, which is when the child turns 18, graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever occurs first.

Disclosing financial assets in a high asset divorce

A divorce is generally not an easy process for people in Arizona. Trying to separate a life that was lived as one into two separate lives can be very complicated. Also, while a couple is dividing many aspects of their lives, many times they are not happy with the other one and emotions can affect the decision making process. However, despite the complications and difficulties couples must do this during the divorce.

There are many decisions that must be made regarding the separation. The couple may need to make decisions about child custody and child support if they have children. They may also need to make decisions regarding alimony. However, every couple will need to divide their assets. If it is a high asset divorce this can be a very time consuming and complicated process.

How investigations may be useful for child custody decisions

There are many different ways that parents in Arizona raise their children. While there are certain things that every parent would agree is not a proper way of parenting, many other aspects of raising a child are up to the parent who knows the child best. Certain tactics will work for one child, but may not work for another. So, parents may have to adapt in order to do what is best for the child.

As there are many different ways that parents can raise their children, even two parents may disagree with each other about how to raise their children. If the couple divorces, these differences may come to the forefront as they try to make decisions regarding child custody and parenting time.

How alimony can affect a person's consumer credit report

Every marriage in Arizona is unique. Some couples earn about the same amount of money, sometimes one earns more than the other, but they both contribute and sometimes one spouse earns all the income and the other does not work at all. However, regardless of who earns the money, in Arizona it may all be considered marital property.

So, when a couple gets divorced, the divorce is also unique based on the specific circumstances of the marriage. One part of a divorce that is based on how the couple handled the finances is alimony, or spousal maintenance, as it is also called.

Actor Jay Mohr files for divorce from actress Nikki Cox

Arizona fans of actor and comedian Jay Mohr may be surprised to learn that reports state that he filed for divorce from his wife of nine years, actress Nikki Cox. The couple met when the two were working on the same show. The couple has one child, who is now 5-years-old. Mohr is apparently seeking sole physical custody of their child. Apparently Cox has a drug issue and, according to Mohr, she cannot properly care for the child until she seeks help for her drug issues.

Many fathers in Arizona find themselves going through divorce as well. This can be a very difficult time for them as they face the fact that their marriage broke down and that they will have to separate their lives from their spouse. This may include spending much less time with their children. Many fathers have very good relationships with their children, but oftentimes they may feel that they fight an uphill battle in order to see them during a divorce.

How to determine gross income for child support

There are many costs associated with raising a child in Arizona. Parents have to put a roof over their heads, make sure they have food to eat, give them clothes to wear and many other costs. When the parents are together in a relationship they work together to ensure these costs are paid. It could mean that one parent works and the other stays at home with the children, or it could mean that both parents work in either a full or part-time basis.

However, not all parents are still together. But, the child will still have these needs. Therefore, parents are usually bound by a child support order to ensure that these financial needs are met by both parents.

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