SHOULD I FILE FOR DIVORCE?

We’ve all heard the statistics that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Filing for divorce is a big decision that not only impacts you and your spouse, but the lives of your children and extended family, as well.  So, how do you know when it’s time to get a divorce? At Owens & Perkins, we

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DETERMINING CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA

When contemplating divorce with children, determining the amount of child support that will be ordered is a top concern for the parties involved. It can be especially challenging in situations where one or both of the parties are self-employed, own and operate a business, or derive their income from non-employment sources such as family trusts

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10 Signs Of A High-Conflict Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy, but a high-conflict divorce can be even more challenging and stressful for the parties as well as any of their children involved. What is a high conflict divorce? A high-conflict divorce often results from individuals with high conflict personalities. High conflict personalities are characterized by people who tend

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12 Essential Tips for Resolving Parenting Disputes

In this article, I’m going to share 12 essential tips for resolving parenting disputes.  Parenting is a huge responsibility and when dealing with the daily activities of a family there is bound to be conflict. It can be even more challenging if both parents are divorced. Everyone has a different parenting style and the chances

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Preparing For A Divorce – 10 Proven Tips From A Top Divorce Lawyer

Preparing for a divorce may seem on the surface like a deceitful or even selfish thing to do. Many people view it at first glance as a cold, calculated, and manipulative act that a greedy spouse might do before filing for a divorce. But the truth is preparing for divorce can protect you from devastating

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Child Custody Issues in Arizona – Parenting Time and Legal Decision Making

Trials on issues of Parenting Time and Legal Decision-Making are often very emotional, difficult processes for all parties involved. Knowing what to expect from trials on these types of child custody issues can help clarify the purpose of a trial, set expectations, and help you best prepare. Child Custody Issues in Arizona Legal Decision-Making is

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Family Law Trials : Child Support and Spousal Maintentance

The determination of Child Support and Spousal Maintenance are important issues affecting your ongoing financial future after a divorce. When you’re approaching an upcoming trial it’s important to understand how and what the Court will look at to determine Child Support and Spousal Maintenance and whether you’ll be liable to pay or eligible to receive

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Arizona Family Court – Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the world seems to have come to a screeching halt, life continues to go on and people will still need legal help. Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic our firm is working hard to stay apprised to the changes being made that will affect families and their legal matters in Arizona. Below we’ve

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I WAS SERVED WITH A PROTECTIVE ORDER. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Protective orders are useful tools for people who legitimately need protection from another person; however, protective orders are frequently misused in an attempt to gain an advantage in a family law case. Thus, a person can be caught off-guard by a protective order that was obtained with false allegations. The good news is, if you

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OBTAINING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION OR INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT

Most people have no idea what to do when the need for a protective order arises. Fortunately, obtaining the order is relatively easy. You start by filing a Petition for an Order of Protection or Petition for Injunction Against Harassment. You can obtain the form Petition at any courthouse. Before you file, it is important to

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