The divorce process is a double-edged sword demanding clear thinking and excessive planning while simultaneously battling severe levels of stress and a flurry of emotions. But while divorce is rarely simple, it can be eased into. The Phoenix divorce attorneys of Gillespie Shields Durrant & Goldfarb outline five essential tips for those just embarking on the divorce process… Read More »
The process of divorce is become more and more commonplace in today’s society. According to the most recent data from the CDC, in the U.S. we currently have a total divorce rate of 3.2 per 1,000 population. And with each divorce case there are several hotly-contested elements to fight over, including asset division, child custody and support, prenuptials,… Read More »
What Is Child Custody? When two married people with children decide to get a divorce, child custody becomes an important legal issue. Child custody refers to the legal obligation of the parents or guardian to take care of, supervise, educate, and manage all aspects related to the well-being of a minor child. This is a responsibility which cannot… Read More »
Legal experts would agree that instances of domestic violence have declined in the past ten years, while anti-stalking laws and other provisions have moved to protect victims by increasing repercussions for all acts of domestic violence. This is a step in the right direction, but by no means has it provided a solution to significantly reduce violence in… Read More »
One of the biggest aspects of a divorce, especially if the divorcing couple has accumulated plenty of property during the marriage or if they came into the marriage with lots of personal belongings, is how that property will be divided in the divorce process. Losing property that was yours before the marriage is particularly difficult to take and… Read More »
One of the perks of living in a country that is divided into a handful of independent states, like the United States, is that the individual states have the ability to try out different sets of laws to see which ones work better than others for their own state’s citizens. In this way, the United States government lets… Read More »
Divorce can be a confusing and complex ordeal for air force couples. Legally, a service member who is getting a divorce is no different than a civilian, so you have to follow the same procedure as a civilian couple when filing for a divorce. However, there are unique legal issues which may apply as a result of military… Read More »
Child custody cases can be difficult enough when both parents live in the same town. The creation of visitation schedules and custody arrangements must still be shaped around where the child goes to school, the work schedules of the parents, and transporting the child between them.
More than 90 percent of people marry by the age of 50; however, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in a divorce in the United States. Statistics show that there is one divorce every 36 seconds in America – that’s huge! That means that there are about 876,000 divorces a year.
A prenuptial agreement, also called a “pre-nup”, or “premarital agreement”, is an agreement made by couples planning to get married. The pre-nup governs how issues such as dividing marital assets, and alimony will be dealt with if the marriage should end in a divorce.