Understanding the divorce and property division processes can help achieve as smooth a divorce process as possible.
Arizona law recognizes the important role grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. The law has put into place protections for grandparents' custodial and visitation rights of their grandchildren. The law also outlines how grandparents may obtain child custody or visitation rights to their grandchildren.
All too often in a divorce that involves children, fathers seem to be left out in the cold. While fathers may bear the responsibility of paying child support, the relationship with their children can suffer. When a judge considers the best interests of a child or children, a father's rights are an important part of the equation. As Arizonian's know, fathers play an important role in their children's lives. Father's often must fight extra hard for their rights and to preserve their relationship with their children. Sometimes, however, fathers can go too far and jeopardize their future custodial rights.
In a unique case involving a father's rights and responsibilities, a court in Kansas has determined that a donor who provided sperm to impregnate a lesbian woman must now pay years of child support for the baby that he helped to create. The decision has made headlines across the country as politicians and the public debate to what extent a biological father's responsibilities for child support exist.