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September 2015 Archives

Divorce in Arizona requires asset valuation, property division

Where a person files for divorce can have a big impact on how the couple's property will be divided by the court. For example, Arizona is a community property state and with that designation come particular rules that govern the property division process. This post will discuss some of the factors that Arizona courts will consider when they allocate property to parties going through divorce.

Singer Chris Brown wins child custody fight

Arizona fans of singer Chris Brown may have heard that the artist has been fighting a challenging family law battle. Brown has a one-year-old daughter with a former girlfriend, who was seeking sole custody of the child. Brown and his ex-partner have been in court negotiating over child support and custody.

Do Arizona courts recognize grandparent visitation rights?

In Arizona, certain third parties may seek custody of, and visitation with, children who are not the third parties' offspring. Grandparents are included in this third party group. In order for a grandparent to secure legal visitation rights with his or her grandchildren several requirements must be met.

Child support modification workshops can help Arizona parents

Arizona law requires that non-custodial parents contribute to paying for the basic needs of their children. The family court will ordinarily look at the incomes of both the custodial and the non-custodial parent and data regarding the cost of supporting a child in order to determine the amount of child support payments. In a case in which the non-custodial parent does not pay the court-ordered child support repeatedly, that parent may face serious legal consequences.