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How Are Child Custody Decisions Made?

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Determining child custody is a nuanced decision that can be confusing for many parents. This is why it is always recommended that parents of the child retain a qualified child custody lawyer to help them with the process. However, it’s always best to go into this process with some background knowledge. Keep reading for critical information on how child custody decisions are made. Developmental Age of Child Many people wrongly assume that determining child custody is always a contentious issue. However, in many custody decisions (approximately 51%), both parents agree that the mother should become the custodial parent (per Erlich Law). For parents of young[…] Read More ›

Posted in Articles on November 15th, 2021

How to Handle Family Law Matters Before, During, and After a Divorce

It’s common knowledge that family law cases can be very complicated. From the first steps of separation to the final divorce decree, family law litigation is a long and difficult process. To make it easier for yourself and your family, you should always consult a family attorney. A family lawyer will help guide you through every step of the proceedings with their expertise in family law. They will also advise you on what course of action would work best for your circumstances. Here is some basic information on how to handle family law matters before, during, and after a divorce. Get a Family Attorney Before[…] Read More ›

Posted in Articles on October 22nd, 2021

Debunking 5 Myths About Divorce Lawyers

More people will need to get in touch with a divorce attorney at one point or another than you might think. In fact, according to the CDC, it’s been estimated that about 827,000 divorces occur every year. While some divorces occur without the assistance of lawyers, the aid of an attorney can not only simplify a divorce but create a better outcome for all people involved. So why do some people try to divorce without a lawyer’s assistance? It’s largely because there are a lot of myths surrounding divorce attorneys. With that in mind, let’s debunk some of those myths. 1. Hiring A Lawyer Means[…] Read More ›

Posted in Articles on October 15th, 2021

8 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Divorce Lawyer

When you tied the knot with your partner, you probably expected to spend a lifetime together. Unfortunately, your marriage ended up not being a bed of roses. It was full of heated conflicts, and now you’re going through a divorce. You are not alone. At present, it is estimated that between 40% to 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Divorce can be quite distressing. If you’re going through one, a family law attorney can help you with your case and alleviate some of your stress. Are you considering hiring a divorce attorney to represent you? If you are, here are eight questions[…] Read More ›

Posted in Articles on September 24th, 2021

Are You Facing Paying Child Support? Ask a Child Support Attorney These Questions

In the United States, up to 40% to 50% of couples who are married will divorce. A lot of times those ending marriages involve children. Who should get custody? Do you want shared custody or full custody? Besides just custody, there is the subject of child support. You need a child support attorney to answer those questions and more.  Every state has set guidelines when it comes to child support rates. Those rates are based on a particular criterion that is related to the number of children in a household and the family income. In Arizona, child support payments are fully based on Arizona Child[…] Read More ›

Posted in Articles on September 17th, 2021