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Tucson Paralegal Services -Divorce

Tucson Paralegal - What is an “Uncontested Divorce” in Arizona?  In order to understand what an “uncontested divorce” is in the state of Arizona, it is probably best to start with the meaning of a “contested divorce” in Arizona. A “contested divorce” as the name implies, means that one party contests some aspect of the [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Tucson Paralegal Services -Divorce

Dividing retirement benefits in divorce by QDRO

Dividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce Qualified Domestic Relations Order: Retirement Benefits in Divorce Many couples, anxious to complete the divorce process sometimes overlooked how retirement benefits will be divided as part of the divorce settlement. There are different processes for dividing retirement benefits depending on the type of retirement plan. Lots of acronyms and abbreviations [...]

By | January 6th, 2014|The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Dividing retirement benefits in divorce by QDRO

Self Service Divorce Forms in Arizona

TRIED THOSE SELF SERVICE DIVORCE FORMS AND PACKETS? Filing for Divorce in Arizona on your own is possible to do and many people in Tucson attempt it and are successful. But the Self Service Divorce Forms and packets can be a daunting task.  The Arizona Superior Court does offer self service divorce forms that you [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce|0 Comments

Divorce vs Legal Separation

DIVORCE vs LEGAL SEPARATION When contemplating divorce or legal separation both parties may wonder which is better?  When a marriage is ending, one or both spouses may be wondering what the difference is between a divorce or legal separation. There are many similarities and very distinct differences between a legal separation and a divorce. When [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|divorce|Comments Off on Divorce vs Legal Separation

How do I get Spousal Maintenance or Alimony in Arizona

How do I get spousal maintenance or alimony in Arizona A recent Time magazine article highlights the issue of permanent, or long-term, alimony facing many families. The issue is in the national media because of the veto by Florida Gov. Rick Scott of a bill passed by the Florida legislature to end permanent alimony. Gov. [...]

By | June 25th, 2013|Custody, divorce|Comments Off on How do I get Spousal Maintenance or Alimony in Arizona

Child Support Paralegal in Arizona

Child Support Paralegal in Arizona - Why and how do I get child support without being married? Establish Paternity first There are many reasons why a mother, father, or child might want to establish paternity. Some of the reasons are legal and others are more personal. For a child, it may be important to establish [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Child Support Paralegal in Arizona

Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time

For many parents who are separating or divorcing, the issues and concerns around how divorce will impact children is primary. Child custody is the term most parents think when they are making decisions about where children will live. In Arizona, physical custody of a child has been renamed “parenting time.” Legal custody, that is the [...]

By | May 23rd, 2013|Custody, divorce|Comments Off on Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time

Arizona Child Support-Part II

Arizona Child Support Guidelines Part Two In Part One we discussed the general guidelines for child support obligations, including determining the gross, adjusted gross, and combined gross income of parents and how the basic child support amount is determined. In Part Two, we will give you information about how parenting time figures into child support obligations, [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Arizona Child Support-Part II

Child Support in Arizona Part I

Arizona’s Child Support Guidelines – Part One In 2005 the Arizona Supreme Court adopted child support guidelines that follow what is referred to as the “Income Shares Model.” The model is based on the amount that would have been spent by the parents on their children if they were still living together.  Under these guidelines, [...]

By | April 1st, 2013|CHILD SUPPORT, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Child Support in Arizona Part I

Getting an Annulment vs. Divorce in Arizona

Getting an Annulment vs. Divorce in Arizona   As you consider your options for divorce in Arizona, you might be wondering what the difference is between an annulment and a divorce. In this article we will cover some basics about marriage, the difference between an annulment and divorce, as well as common law marriage, and [...]

By | February 27th, 2013|divorce|Comments Off on Getting an Annulment vs. Divorce in Arizona