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Know what factors may impact a child support award

Children should not be made to suffer when their parents elect to end their marriages in divorce. Courts therefore take special care when they make decisions about where children should live, who may have contact with them, and how they will be financially supported once their parents' relationships are over. In Arizona, certain factors can be important to a court's determination of how child support should be paid.

Approach divorce with confident legal representation

When an Arizona resident decides that it is time to end their marriage, they quickly realize just how much is at stake. Not only must they choose to dissolve the legal relationship that exists between them and their spouse, but they must also accept new realities regarding their parenting, property and finances. A divorce involves many important legal processes that individually can be stressful and complex to manage.

Will the tender years doctrine apply in my custody case?

The way that parents choose to tackle the challenging job of raising kids looks different from household to household. While some Arizona parents may choose to divide and conquer the responsibilities by having one parent work out of the home and the other manage the household, others may elect to have both parents work out of the home to better provide for their families. When divorce affects a family, though, raising children gets even more complicated.

Failure to pay alimony may result in finding of contempt

Being held in contempt of court is a serious legal situation. However, many Arizona residents may not know that there are two forms of contempt that they may face in the judicial system: criminal and civil. While criminal contempt generally relates to creating disturbances in a courtroom, civil contempt relates to failing to follow an order issued by a court.

Why might a man be asked to submit to DNA testing?

Presumptions govern many of the parental commitments that men take on. This is because while maternity can be proven when a child is born, it is not always as clear to determine what man was responsible for the child's conception before birth. However, in situations where a Phoenix man is happily married to his wife, it is generally presumed that he is the father of the child that she delivers.

What is included in a child support order?

Ensuring that a child has adequate support to live their best possible life is a difficult job for Arizona parents. When those parents choose to separate or to go through divorces, their job becomes even more difficult as they must balance their own needs and work together to properly care for their shared children. In some cases, parents may need to turn to the courts to work out child support orders that will dictate how they will each work to support their kids.

Don't forget: tax changes are coming for divorcing parties

It is common for American couples to decide to divorce at the start of the New Year. This is because many people wish to make changes to the ways that they live their lives as the calendar changes over from one year to the next. However, Arizona residents should be aware that there may be benefits to finalizing some aspects of their divorces in 2018, rather than waiting until after the start of January.

Celebrity custody battle offers lessons to Arizona parents

Once the partners to one of Hollywood's most powerful couples, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have since divorced and gone to war over how they will raise their six children. The pair has sparred over the important topic of child custody before, and recently, it has been announced that they will return to court in December to once again address how they will manage their responsibilities to their children.

When may supervised visitation be ordered?

For a parent who has been denied physical custody of their child, visitation rights is very important to ensure that they have opportunities to spend quality time with their child. Unlike custody, visitation does not give an Arizona parent the right to have their child live with them. Visitation does, however, ensure that a parent can see their child, though, restrictions may be placed on where and when their interactions may occur.

Managing alimony when a payer loses their job

There are certain expenses that Arizona residents just cannot avoid paying. For example, if they do not own their home outright, then they are generally bound to pay monthly rent or mortgage payments to keep rooves over their heads. Additionally, individuals usually cannot avoid paying for the purchases that they acquire through the use of their credit cards.

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