For many years, spousal support was an important part of divorce, focused on helping two spouses divorce fairly without one party or the other entering financial ruin in the process. In many cases, only one spouse was the primary breadwinner in a home while the other spouse spent his, or, more often, her time in addressing matters at home.
Married women who have children have increasingly begun to outpace their male spouses as primary breadwinners for the family. In 2011, 23 percent of the wives in those families earned more than their husbands.
Going through a divorce is enough to take the wind out of even the most ebullient individuals. It's certainly an adjustment, and even if you initiated the divorce, you may still be feeling pangs of regret.
If you are a newly-divorced Maricopa County parent, this may be your first year flying solo with the kids on Halloween. What may surprise you the most is the strong desires of the children to include their other parent in this year's Halloween festivities.
Are you an Arizona dad who is struggling to parent from a distance? It's important to remain connected to your children no matter how much space is between you. Below are some tips for ways to stay engaged across the miles.
Did you wind up getting served with divorce papers last month? Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. August is a peak time for divorce, researchers at the University of Washington discovered.
Some marriages wither to their ends, with both parties growing more distant from one another until they both are essentially living separate lives.
If you are a parent who is contemplating or who is in the throes of divorce, you might be wondering what to tell the kids and when.
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?
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.