The Fundamental Differences Between Mediation and Trial

Mediation is strongly encouraged in our judicial system. There are many reasons for this, but the three fundamental differences between mediation and trial are: 1) Speed Courts will get to you when they have availability, which in our backlogged judicial system, can be for months on end. Mediation can be arranged relatively quickly, provided everyone

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How Retirement Benefits are Divided in a Divorce: Arizona Community Property Laws

What does “Community Property” mean? In the state of Arizona, all assets acquired during the marriage, by either spouse, are presumed to be community property.  “During the marriage” is defined as the period from the date of marriage to the date of service, or the date a spouse is served with a Petition for Dissolution

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and why do I need one?

If you’re going through a divorce or legal separation, and you and/or your spouse have retirement accounts, you’ll likely hear something from the court or your attorney about a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, more commonly known as a QDRO. QDROs are the orders that direct the parties and the Plan Administrator(s) of their retirement account(s)

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Divorce Mediation: Negotiating the Terms of Your Divorce Decree

Using divorce mediation, as opposed to litigating in court, will allow you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse more control over what is included in your final divorce decree. Your mediator will act as a neutral third party to assist you both in reaching agreements regarding matters such as the division of assets and debts, spousal maintenance

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5 Steps – Divorcing a Narcissist and Child Custody

In this article, we’re going to discuss divorcing a narcissist and child custody.  Have you found yourself in a child custody fight with a narcissist? They might be the other parent or even the child’s grandparent. Unfortunately, you cannot change their behaviors, but you can keep certain things in mind as you go through the

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Everything You Should Know About High Net-Worth Divorce in Arizona

Each divorce case is unique depending on the couple, their situation, and more. High net-worth divorce, otherwise known as high asset divorce, are different from other standard cases. Such divorces involve more than 1 million USD in liquid assets. They involve much more substantial and usually much more complex property and assets that need to

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Dividing High-Value Property During A Divorce

Dividing high-value property during a marital separation can be difficult. However, there are many things to consider, and you must know how to protect your interests. For starters, you should hire an experienced divorce lawyer who understands the intricacies. Next, you want to make sure that all of your financial information and documentation are available

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Gun Owners and Divorce in Arizona – What You Must Know

While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does allow citizens the right to bear arms, it does not take into account what may happen to those firearms in the event of a divorce. When this occurs, you may suddenly find yourself fighting in court to maintain ownership of your gun collection. For gun owners

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How Much Does A Contested Divorce Cost?

When we speak with individuals going through a contested divorce, one of the first questions we’re asked is always “How much is this going to cost?”—and it’s a legitimate question!  We’re always looking for ways to help our clients have realistic expectations while striving to avoid a significant financial burden. Divorce can become costly and

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Dividing Property In A High Net-Worth Divorce

Under normal circumstances, divorce often proves to be a challenging process requiring the separating parties to resolve several pertinent legal, personal, and financial duties. That said, divorcing when the couple enjoyed high net-worth status might prove even more difficult based on the sheer number and complexity of the assets involved. High Net-Worth Divorce Definition As

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