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Child Support

In his proclamation naming August 2015 Child Support Awareness Month, Governor  Douglas A. Ducey states that, "children need parental support and stability from both parents for their financial, emotional and physical growth." I'm sure we can all agree that a well planned child support agreement is important not only to secure the material needs of [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00December 28th, 2015|CHILD SUPPORT|0 Comments

Divorce

Starting Your Divorce with The Divorce Guy   The Divorce Guy offers professional legal document preparation services. We have decades of experience preparing documents for divorces in Arizona. By using our service you can avoid the expense of a high priced attorney so that you can focus your financial resources on helping your family make necessary transitions [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00June 29th, 2015|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Divorce

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Establishing Paternity in Arizona Paternity is the legal identification of a child’s father. It is used to decide issues of legal decision-making (what used to be called custody), parenting time, and child support, as well as other issues such as inheritance rights.   Under Arizona Revised Statutes 25-814, a man is presumed to be a [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00February 17th, 2015|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Common Law Marriage and Covenant Marriage

Arizona Divorce: Marriage, Common Law Marriage, and Covenant Marriage   Marriage in Arizona Marriage is a contractual relationship. The laws for marriage vary from one state to another. Arizona law, for example, prohibits marriage between certain blood relations (between parents and children, including grandparents and grandchildren of every degree; between half- or whole-blood brothers and [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00December 16th, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Common Law Marriage and Covenant Marriage

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce   Spousal maintenance — also called “alimony” or “spousal support” — is money paid by one spouse to the other for support during and/or after a divorce or legal separation. When spouses separate, one person may be unable to pay for regular living expenses, in which case a [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00December 16th, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce

Establishing Child Support in Arizona

Establishing Child Support in Arizona   Arizona law states that “every person has the duty to provide all reasonable support for that person's natural and adopted minor, unemancipated children” (ARS 25-501). Parents who are divorced or who have never been married still have an obligation to support their biological or adopted children.   In 2005 [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:05+00:00December 16th, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Establishing Child Support in Arizona

Community Property and Separate Property

Property in Arizona Divorce: Who Gets What?   Arizona is a community property state. This means that spouses generally share equal ownership of anything earned, purchased, acquired, or paid for during the marriage. It does not matter if only one spouse uses the property, or which spouse paid for the property, or whose name a [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00October 2nd, 2014|The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Community Property and Separate Property

Divorce and Name Changes

Divorce and Name Change   Often, one or both spouses will want to change their name as part of the divorce process. If a spouse is returning to the name she or he used prior to the marriage (sometimes called a “maiden name”), the name change can be included as part of the divorce process. [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00October 2nd, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Divorce and Name Changes

Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)   If you have been served with a Petition for Dissolution of a Non-Covenant Marriage, Arizona’s legal term for divorce, you have choices for how to respond. In the petition, your spouse will have alleged certain facts about your mutual assets and properties and may have [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00August 6th, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Arizona Parenting Plan Forms in Divorce

ARIZONA PARENTING PLAN FORM IN DIVORCE Parenting Plan Form for Couples Going Through Divorce Couples who are going through an uncontested divorce with children have many issues to consider as they transition from a married couple to divorced co-parents. There are many resources to help parents considering divorce. In today’s post I want to highlight [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00April 3rd, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Arizona Parenting Plan Forms in Divorce