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How alimony affects consumer credit reports in Arizona

Many people are divorced every year in Arizona. During the divorce, there are many issues that must be resolved. If the couple has minor children, then there will have to be a child custody and visitation arrangement. Child support will also likely be an issue. The couple will have to divide their assets and determine whether one spouse will pay the other alimony, or spousal maintenance, as it is commonly called.

How does substance abuse affect child custody in Arizona?

Dealing with child custody decisions in Arizona is not an easy task. There are many different factors that are analyzed to ultimately determine what is in the best interest of the child. A child custody determination is a very fact-specific process that looks into the child's needs and who can best provide for those needs. Sometimes both parents can provide for the child's needs and joint custody is granted, which is a preferred situation for most children.

Protecting fathers' rights to their children in Arizona

Pretty much every child in Arizona has a biological father and mother. Every family dynamic is different, but in order for a child to be conceived there must be a father and mother. How much involvement a mother or father has in a child's life after conception varies though. Some children are raised in a family where the mother and father are married and raise their children together. In these situations, a father's rights to their children are not an issue.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin finalize their divorce

Arizona fans of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may remember the couple, now somewhat famously, stating that they were going through a "conscious uncoupling." This was in reference to the couple's pending divorce, which is now finalized. The couple reached a confidential settlement for their divorce and it is filed with the court. They apparently agreed to joint custody and divided their assets.

Collecting alimony arrearages in Arizona

Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is commonly called, is an important aspect of many divorces in Arizona. It also can be one of the most hotly contested aspects of a divorce. If one spouse does not work during a marriage, alimony can be necessary for them simply to meet monthly obligations after a divorce. However, the person who earned the money often times does not want to part with what they believe they have earned by themselves. Because of this dynamic, alimony decisions can be very complicated and contentious.

How does one start a child custody proceeding in Arizona?

Many child custody orders in Arizona start during a divorce as a married couple decides how to parent their child separately. However, there are many parents who were never married to the other parent of their child. Parents in this position also have a right to petition for child custody, but the process is a little different than for couples going through a divorce.

Action star and wife to get divorced - again

Arizona action movie fans may be interested to learn that actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife filed for divorce for the second time. The couple had previously been married in 1987 and divorced in 1992. During the first marriage, they had two children who are now adults. Then they were married again in 1999 and have been married since then. Van Damme is no stranger to divorce though, as this is now is fifth divorce.

Agreements that alimony cannot be modified are valid in Arizona

Alimony, also called spousal maintenance, can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce in Arizona. Alimony refers to financial support payments paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce. The alimony award can be permanent or temporary. It can also have contingencies placed on it or it may decrease over time. It is a very fact-specific issue in divorce and each alimony award is different.

How domestic violence affects child custody in Arizona

There are many victims of domestic violence in Arizona. In some situations the victim is an adult or a child, but in other situations, both the adult and the child are abused. While it is very important for a person to leave an abusive marriage, in order to leave it completely, the victim must go through the divorce process just like any one else.

How are retirement accounts divided in an Arizona divorce?

People in Arizona have different economic situations. Some have little property or discretionary income while others have significant assets and extra income. For people in the latter category, these assets can be in the form of real property, stocks, investments, retirement accounts and many other types of assets. However, when people with many assets divorce, these assets must be divided just like in every other divorce.

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