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August 2017 Archives

Making a challenge when paternity fraud occurs

In America today, it is more common than ever that the parents of a child are not married. In some cases, the parents of the child aren't even involved in a relationship. When this occurs, the parties will likely approach the issue of establishing paternity at some point. Establishing paternity is important so that the parties can confirm that the man is the father of the child, and, from there, issues such as child custody, child support and fathers' rights can be addressed. But, is the process of establishing paternity infallible? The unfortunate answer is "no."

Take the right approach to child support issues

While most people in Arizona will only ever have limited exposure to our state's court system, one of the most common types of legal proceedings for people to be involved in is a divorce. Marriage and divorce trends change over time, but the common refrain is that about half of all marriages end in divorce. What many people may not realize is that divorces can be complicated legal cases, with several different - and important - issues to address before the case is resolved. In divorce cases involving children, child support can be a particularly thorny issue.

Does your divorce include a hostile aggressive parent?

When you made the final decision to file divorce papers in an Arizona court, you likely understood that you'd be facing several challenges in your near future. Depending on the tone of communication between you and your soon-to-be former spouse, you may or may not have believed that most obstacles would be fairly easy to overcome if you both worked together to come to an amicable end to your marital relationship. If you have children, you may have been especially concerned with issues regarding their futures.

Reaching a property settlement agreement in a high-asset divorce

For some couples who are going through a divorce, the idea that they could agree to anything might seem laughable. After all, if they could be agreeable with each other they wouldn't be going through a divorce, right? Well, our readers may be surprised to find out that not every court case goes to trial, as television shows might lead us to believe. In fact, many couples who are going through a divorce actually find that it is preferable to agree to as many details in the divorce out-of-court as possible. But still, one of the trickiest areas for a divorcing couple to reach an agreement on is property division, especially in a high-asset divorce.

What documents will you need in a high-asset divorce?

If there is one thing that most Arizona residents equate with the legal system, it is probably paperwork. After all, one of the most important aspects of the court system is to document and track what occurs in legal cases. And, probably one the most common types of cases that Arizona residents will be a part of is a divorce case. So, what types of documents will Arizona residents need to track down when they are part of a divorce, particularly a high-asset divorce?

Avoiding stress and exhaustion in a high-asset divorce

When Arizona residents are going through a divorce, stress levels can be high. This may be especially true in a high-asset divorce. After all, a divorce may signal the end of a marriage that has lasted for years, or it may involve potentially painful issues like who will get custody of the children or complex asset division. The divorce process can leave Arizona residents exhausted before it is even completed.

How will you handle inheritance after divorce?

Whether it's the inheritance you get or the one you leave behind to your children, you may find yourself wondering how divorce will affect the inheritance. Passing along your legacy can be an important goal for you and a useful tool for your adult children. Additionally, your parents probably wanted to ensure that you can use the money and assets that they gifted to you, and not your ex.

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