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July 2014 Archives

One state is seeking to bring some parents' rights bills current

There is a saying that suggests the one thing that stays the same is change. That may never be more true in light of the different forms that the family has assumed in the past several years. One aspect that may need constant vigilance, however, is ensuring that parents' rights are always protected. Most likely, there are many families residing in Arizona that have experienced the changes that have served to reconfigure the make-up of modern families.

Is there a link between Facebook use and divorce rates?

There has been a lot of buzz in the news about a possible correlation between social media and divorce rates, specifically Facebook. Studies have looked at data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey as well as information from older studies to see what links exist and how Facebook can impact a marriage.

Thinking of divorce? Remember, home is where the mortgage is

Arizona couples who are going through a divorce may not realize that property division can be a very complicated process. Generally, property division laws in Arizona identify both the husband and wife as co-owners of anything purchased or earned during the marriage. This includes debt that was taken on during the marriage.

Federal official's child support case resolved

Arizona courtrooms are full of parents who are concerned about child custody and support in the aftermath of their divorces. Indeed, child support is often a contentious issue that leads to drawn-out legal proceedings, with some of these lasting for years. Even well-known federal officials are not exempt from enduring such legal processes, as evidenced by a recent case out of the nation's capital. Ex-director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag has just resolved his own child support case with his ex-wife, with the decision handed down on July 10.

NBA All-Star seeks sole child custody

When many Arizona couples divorce, they find ways to share custody and allow both parents to continue to be involved in the children's lives. However, for some reason or another, some parents file for sole custody. They might think that the other parent is not a fit mother or father. Perhaps one parent refuses to work and earn money to support the child, or maybe the parent lives a partying lifestyle and allowing him or her to raise the child would be detrimental to the child. NBA star Paul George is asking for sole child custody of his baby daughter with limited parenting time for the baby's mother -- if his paternity is confirmed.

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