If you’re going through a divorce or legal separation, and you or your spouse have retirement accounts (IRA’s, 401K’s, Pensions) that need to be divided, you will need to hire an attorney to prepare a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, more commonly known as a QDRO, and have it filed with the Court. A QDRO is
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
In this post, we’re going to cover some important information in regard to dealing with high-conflict custody battles in the State of Arizona. Legal custody is a legal term referring to the right of a person to make decisions about the care and welfare of a child and includes decisions for education, health care, and
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
Divorcing a narcissist can be extremely challenging. If they take this as a personal attack, anything can become collateral, including children. Understanding the stages of divorcing a narcissist is the first step toward planning for a better future. What Is A Narcissist? Narcissism exists on a spectrum. Those who are somewhat narcissistic may be self-absorbed
When the idea of divorce is on your radar, it’s important to think about how it will affect your company. It’s not uncommon for a spouse to want ownership or control over part of the other person’s company during the process, which can be done in many different ways. This article discusses some of those
As you may imagine, the fighting between parties in a high conflict case does not generally end when the judge issues an order. They still have to co-parent until the child is grown. If the child was young when the order was issued, most of the interaction between the parties will be after the order.
A high level of conflict can have an impact on your family court case in many ways, and proving to the Judge that the other party is the cause of the conflict can be important. Judges are human, and like any other human, have a tendency to get annoyed with two people who just can’t
Conciliation Services at the Maricopa County Superior Court provides various services for those involved in family court cases. One such service is a class specifically for parents in high conflict situations called the Parental Conflict Resolution Class. Research shows that constant conflict is harmful to the children involved. Yes, someone actually did research on that.
Identifying whether a case is “high conflict” can be surprisingly complicated at times. It is normal to have some level of conflict in a divorce or parenting dispute. The question is whether a particular case has an abnormally high amount of conflict. Of course, there are cases that are obviously high conflict. Those cases often