There's a lethal connection between domestic violence and the presence of firearms in the home -- one that gives victim's advocates serious cause for concern.
There are a lot of issues that need to be dealt with when a divorce occurs. One of these issues is spousal support. This won't necessarily be involved in every divorce, but it is certainly a topic that can be addressed. But how does spousal support get awarded in the state of Arizona?
Arizona is one of nine states that have adopted the community property system. This means that the assets you and your spouse acquired during your marriage will be split between you on a 50-50 basis when you divorce.
Imagine begin married for years and years to your high school sweetheart. The two of you have a great relationship. But in recent months, the disagreements have become more frequent. Eventually, the two of you are just on different sides of every issue. As more time passes, it dawns on the both of you: this marriage isn't going to last, and you decide that it is best for everyone involved to get a divorce.
If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, your children will likely experience all the stages of denial, anger and loss. Whether they get as far as acceptance will depend on how well you help them adjust to the new circumstances, including the often-upsetting requirement of having to live between two homes. Start by putting a co-parenting plan in place, one that includes familiar routines to abide by in both locations.