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July 2018 Archives

Paternity connects unmarried fathers with child custody rights

Many men in Arizona become fathers without marrying the mothers of their children. Currently, 40 percent of all children born come from unwed parents. Men who are not married to the mothers should take specific steps to establish their legal rights as parents. Although family courts might display favoritism toward mothers, unmarried dads have the same legal rights as married fathers. Men can easily establish their paternity by making sure that they are named as fathers when hospitals issue birth certificates.

Survey highlights money surprises that hit women during divorce

Women in Arizona contemplating divorce might need to brace themselves for unexpected financial issues. A survey of 1,785 women found that 46 percent of them had experienced financial surprises when ending their marriages. Part of the problem arose from the high number of women who had not taken part in the management of marital finances.

Inherited IRAs in a divorce property settlement

People in Phoenix considering divorce may be concerned about how their assets will be affected by the property division process that accompanies the end of a marriage. Individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, and other forms of retirement funds are often some of the most significant assets involved in a divorce settlement. For couples at all levels of wealth, these accounts are often large and can be invested in a number of different ways. While individually owned IRAs have long been a standard subject of property division in a divorce, there has been an increasing trend toward the use of inherited IRAs during a divorce settlement.

Tips for creating a parenting schedule during a divorce

When Arizona parents get separated or decide to divorce altogether, they may find that sharing the kids with each other can be difficult. However, parenting schedules can be developed by the former couple to create a stable schedule that helps the children adjust to having two households.

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