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March 2014 Archives

Serious penalties for man's failure to pay child support

People shirk their responsibilities for many different reasons. Some may do it because they really feel that they cannot comply with the responsibility. Others may do it because they think they can get away with non-complaince. Child support is one area where, unfortunately, many Arizona residents fail to handle their obligations. But the penalties for failure to pay child support can be surprising and quite detrimental to everyone involved.

Are Arizona divorce courts recognizing fathers' custody rights?

Parents beginning the divorce process in Arizona may have ideas of how child custody is going to be decided. Many may have heard that courts favor mothers and that fathers are just there to pay child support. Some parents may fear the judge will take one parent's side before hearing from both sides. And some aren't sure what to expect given their unique situation. While laws in states differ when it comes to child custody, it appears that fathers' receiving full and equal rights is becoming more a reality now than in years past.

When Arizona child custody issues involve international laws

Those Arizona couples facing a divorce understand how challenging the process can be, financially, emotionally and legally. Child custody aspects of a divorce add another layer of complexity, particularly when one parent wishes to, or simply does, move a child to another country. In such instances, international laws come into play and are applied in U.S. courts.

Navigating property division for older Arizona couples

In Arizona as well as other parts of the country, an increasing number of baby boomers are divorcing. In fact, one in four of those divorcing are 50 years old or older. Dubbed a "gray divorce," According to one researcher, Americans in this age range are twice as likely to divorce as they were 20 years ago. Back in 1990, only 1 in 10 persons who got divorced was age 50 or older.