In Arizona, parents often share parenting time and obligations after a divorce. Research has consistently shown that children benefit most from lack of conflict, regardless of the parenting time schedule.
In a previous post, we discussed a few reasons why it is important to legally establish paternity if you are unmarried or unsure of a child's parentage. Among those reasons were the right to pursue child support, the right to request custody, and information about a child's cultural and biological background.
Too many people associate paternity and parentage issues with scandalous day time television. However, these cases can affect people from all backgrounds, and they aren't always as dramatic as people expect. As such, parents and other adults with concerns about paternity should not be afraid to discuss this important legal matter.
We have written numerous blogs discussing some of the things people should or should not do during a divorce. However, it's not just about what people do while getting divorced that affects the outcome; what they say can have an impact as well.
After enduring the time with your abusive spouse, you finally have an Order of Protection to hopefully prevent anymore incidents with your ex. Thanks to this document, your ex is not allowed to come near you or make any attempts to contact you, otherwise they will be in violation of the law.
Divorce can be difficult for any person, but if you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, you could be particularly fearful about the process. Will you be safe? Will you have to sit in a room with your spouse and have to negotiate a settlement? How will you be able to support yourself when your spouse controls the finances?
One of the top concerns people have during a divorce is how their assets will be divided. Spouses can be angry and distrustful; many feel scared about what their financial situation will look like after divorce. As such, the division of assets can be one of the most difficult and contentious elements of an Arizona divorce.
Divorce can be a highly complex, confusing process. Even the most amicable and seemingly simple divorces have numerous elements that demand resolution. And in fact, the amount of details and decisions that go into a divorce can be surprising -- and overwhelming.