Does the Economy Influence Arizona Divorce Rates?


Posted on February 13, 2014 by .

There are many reasons couples decide to get divorced. Over the years as a practicing as a family law attorney in Mesa AZ, I have heard just about every explanation there is for seeking a divorce. One fairly common reason couples often cite for seeking a divorce is a financial strain. There can be no […]

Why Do I Need A Lawyer for My Uncontested Divorce?


Posted on May 24, 2013 by .

I frequently provide a thirty-minute consultation to individuals who are contemplating getting a divorce in Mesa AZ. Many of my consultations involve individuals who believe their spouse will agree on everything and that the divorce will be uncontested. Most people who think their case will be uncontested usually ask the question “do I even need […]

A Proposed Change In Arizona Family Law Statute Could Make It More Difficult For You To Move After A Divorce


Posted on February 13, 2013 by .

Imagine you are a divorced single parent living in Mesa, Arizona and you get a great job that provides you and your children a good living and benefits but would require you to move to Scottsdale (see Tiffany Fina Law). Although that is not terribly far away, the move would require you to move further […]

What is a Divorce Hangover and How Do I Avoid One?


Posted on February 6, 2013 by .

Truth be told, I don’t drink, so I have never had a hangover. I had plenty of friends in high school and college who had them. From my perspective, it always seemed to me that having a hangover was a mighty steep price to pay for an evening of “fun” that you couldn’t even remember […]

Deadbeat Parents: How to Enforce Your Arizona Child Support Order


Posted on January 16, 2013 by .

I read an interesting article the other day about a man named Corey Curtis in Wisconsin. Mr. Curtis is the father of nine children with six different mothers. According to the news article, Mr. Curtis owes almost $100,000 in back child support. The fact that Mr. Curtis has multiple children by multiple women and is not paying […]

Deadbeat Parents: How to Enforce Your Arizona Child Support Order


Posted on January 16, 2013 by .

I read an interesting article the other day about a man named Corey Curtis in Wisconsin. Mr. Curtis is the father of nine children with six different mothers. According to the news article, Mr. Curtis owes almost $100,000 in back child support. The fact that Mr. Curtis has multiple children by multiple women and is […]

Attorney Sues Himself


Posted on November 20, 2012 by .

Attorney in AZ Sues Himself

I saw this and I couldn’t help but share: I hope you get a good laugh at this attorney.    

Am I Entitled to Spousal Support in Arizona?


Posted on November 15, 2012 by .

As a divorce attorney in Mesa AZ, an issue that frequently arises in an Arizona divorce case is whether one spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance (sometimes called Alimony) in Arizona. For many people, (in most cases the wife), divorce is not only an emotionally draining time period but a time of great uncertainty. One […]

I Want to Leave Arizona, But Can I Take the Kids With Me? A Discussion About Arizona’s Relocation Statute.


Posted on September 21, 2012 by .

Divorce and paternity cases are often very difficult and very emotional.  The most emotional and difficult issues in almost any divorce case, and certainly every paternity case are issues involving the children.  It has been my experience as a Mesa family law attorney, that both parents, no matter how much at odds they may be with […]

Legal Custody in Arizona — Who Gets to Decide?


Posted on August 28, 2012 by .

Child Custody Attorney in Mesa AZ

One of the most frequent questions I get as a Mesa Family Law Attorney is: can I get full or sole custody of my child or children?  It is my experience that many clients going through a divorce don’t entirely understand what legal custody is.  It is not uncommon for a client going through a […]

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