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Can an alimony award be changed after a divorce is finalized?

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is financial assistance paid from one individual to another. The two relevant individuals were once married and upon their divorce a court of competent jurisdiction provided them an order stating that the payer is obligated to provide certain amounts of money to the recipient for a certain amount of time. Arizona residents may ask for alimony when they bring their marriages to their ends.

Court orders celebrity parents to find balance with children

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest names in entertainment. When the two married several years ago their union was celebrated by millions of people around the world. However, a few years later the pair separated and divorced, throwing chaos into the lives of their six children.

Can criminal charges affect a parent's child custody rights?

Our readers may be aware that when it comes to matters related to the custody of kids, the best interests of the children will generally guide legal proceedings. The "best interests" standard is subjective and allows courts to craft child custody arrangements that take into consideration the unique familial characteristics that may impact the welfare of the affected children. A number of considerations, including a parent's criminal record, may be reviewed when a child custody matter is being established or modified.

Dividing retirement accounts in Arizona

Although many people enjoy their jobs and find meaning in going to work each day, for most a career is simply a path to retirement and financial freedom. Arizona residents hope that if they work hard and save some of what they earn that eventually they will have enough to live off of and to carry them through the ends of the lives. While retirement savings do benefit many people, those savings may be impacted by a divorce.

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