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What Are The Guidelines For Adoption?

“Too many children in foster care are falling through the cracks. Be a hero, take the time to learn about adoption today.” Bruce Willis  Are you and your spouse considering adoption? There are financial, legal, and practical implications of your decision. Enlisting the help of experienced professionals in each area could save you time and […]

What Can I Do If I Don’t Get Along With My Adopted Child?

“What is most personal is universal.” Carl R. Rogers After the emotional high of welcoming a new child into your home wears off, for many families the reality soon begins to set in. There is an entirely new and possibly very different person who has come into your home. When your child does not look […]

All I Want For Christmas Is My Alimony!

“Even hooligans marry, though they know that marriage is for a little while. It is alimony that is forever.” Quentin Crisp We know that no matter the circumstances, a divorce is an emotional experience.  If you are not the higher-income earning spouse, you are undoubtedly hoping to pursue the most secure future you can as […]

Why Can’t I Serve Divorce Papers To My Spouse Who’s Overseas?

When your spouse is overseas and refuses to sign divorce papers, what do you do? Military spouses come across this dilemma from time to time.  In some cases, a spouse may be attempting to escape the burden of spousal and child support by remaining overseas. Here are some things you may need to know about […]

My Pay was Withheld, What are My Options?

When an employer fails to compensate an employee with all or part of their salary or wages, it’s referred to as “withholding wages” or “withholding pay.” The Fair Labor Standards Act requires an employer to pay workers minimum wages and overtime pay, as long as they’re not classified. Most employment lawsuits have something to do […]

What is Fair in Property Division?

How is Our Property Divided Once We’re Divorced? Division of property, during a divorce case, can be a tricky road to navigate. If the soon-to-be-ex couple can make the difficult decisions themselves, it can make the complicated situation easier; however, that’s rarely the case and often has to be settled by a judge. So you […]

Why Should I Not Talk to the Insurance Company?

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, talking to an insurance adjustor is right around the corner. The contract you signed when you received your auto insurance requires that you cooperate with your own insurance company when filing a claim; however, this doesn’t mean that YOU have to be the one to speak with them. […]

My Grandchild Needs My Protection, What are My Options?

Just because they’re not your children, doesn’t mean you don’t care for their safety. This is especially true when it comes to your grandkids. As a grandparent, there may be a time when you feel your grandchildren’s safety is in jeopardy. Custody Depending on the circumstances, custody can mean different things legally. Managing ConservatorshipThis is […]

Is Mediation Right for Me?

What is Mediation When a neutral party, known as the mediator, facilitates negotiations to help a couple settle their divorce case, this is known as mediation. While the mediator cannot legally give either member advice or advocate for a side, your attorney can still be present at the sessions. Once an agreement has been reached, […]

How Does My Relocation Affect the Custody Agreement?

When a divorced parent has custody of his or her child and relocates it can further complicate an already difficult and tricky situation. Many times a situation such as this forces a kid to unfortunately have a relationship with his or her own parent from far away. If there is no agreement between parents, the […]

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Mesa, AZ 85210
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