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You don't have to be friendly with your ex to be a parent

Now that you are in the midst of a divorce, you may feel as though your children were the best thing to come out of your marriage. Perhaps you wouldn't have a problem never speaking to your future former spouse again, but you know that you will have to communicate somehow since you still have children to raise.

Filing for divorce doesn't mean your parental rights are negated

It's no secret that divorce disrupts children's lives and often causes emotional challenges for them. However, deciding to sever your marital ties doesn't mean you disregard your children's best interests. In fact, like most good parents in Arizona, that is likely one of your highest priorities as you make plans to move on in life.

Child support modifications restore financial balance

You may feel as though you got the short end of the divorce if you pay child support, but only have a limited time to spend with the kids each week. Of course, you understand your obligation to support your children, but there is no question that the payments take a bite out of your budget. When unexpected expenses come up, you often sacrifice your own needs to ensure you can pay the full amount of your court order.

When should you fight for sole custody?

There is no disputing the positive effect co-parenting can have on children of divorce. After the turmoil of the breakup, arranging parenting schedules so that both parents can spend as much time as possible with the kids can certainly diminish the potential for long-term negative impacts on the children.

Joint custody: working together for a strong post-divorce future

Divorce is difficult, and the decision to end a marriage will affect every member of the family, especially the children. In order to minimize the negative impact of a divorce and provide more stability in the future, some Arizona parents choose to parent cooperatively after a divorce through a joint custody plan.

Family law and estate planning go hand in hand

The months leading up to a wedding can be a hectic time. The list of to-do items seems to grow longer each day, and Arizona couples are often balancing the responsibilities of their "normal" lives with wedding planning, financial planning and juggling the expectations of both extended families. For those who have children from a previous union and are walking down the aisle for the second time, an additional set of family law needs is placed upon this already heavy load.

Starting a new job during an Arizona divorce

Divorce can be a hectic time in the life of an Arizona resident. There are a multitude of decisions that must be made within a short period of time, and those choices are often weighed in the midst of emotional turmoil and uncertainty about the future. For spouses who receive a job offer during divorce, the decision to take the job or pass on the offer can become complicated.

Family put through ordeal in child custody case

When a child is subjected to neglect or abuse, it is the role of each state's department of child services to investigate the matter and determine the appropriate course of action. In Arizona and elsewhere, these governmental agencies do a great deal of good work within the community, and many children are saved from harm each and every year. That said, not every case is handled in the proper manner, and when a stable and loving family gets tangled up with social services, the resulting child custody matter can be financially and emotionally devastating.

After divorce, couple struggles over frozen embryos

A case that is currently underway in one West Coast state will likely set legal precedent in how the courts address certain issues related to reproductive technology. The rights of two parties who both contributed genetic material that leads to the creation of an embryo are at the center of the matter. When a pregnancy and the birth of a child results, the process is deemed successful. When the parties divorce before an embryo is implanted, the issue becomes far more complicated, in Arizona and across the nation.

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