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Divorce rate high among older couples

The divorce rate among older couples in the United States has increased significantly compared to previous decades. The increase in couples age 50 and older getting divorced, commonly referred to as “gray divorce,” has led to many unique challenges and questions that baby boomer couples never thought they’d be asking at this stage in life. Read More

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Marriages more likely to end when wife is ill

Arizona couples may be interested to learn about a recent study demonstrating an increased divorce rate in situations where the wife is diagnosed with a serious illness. No corresponding rate increase was found in marriages in which the husband was ill, however. Researchers reviewed data obtained from the Health and Retirement Study, which tracked the Read More

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Grandparents have rights too after a divorce

Many grandparents are finding themselves caught in the middle of their adult child’s divorce, especially when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. When parents get divorced, they may have a hard time agreeing to child custody and visitation arrangements. This can make it difficult for grandparents to see their grandkids, especially if their Read More

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The rights of grandparents in Arizona

In Arizona, a grandparent may have the right to visitation if the parents’ marriage has been dissolved for three months or a parent has been missing for over three months. If the child’s parent has been reported missing or deceased, a grandparent may have visitation rights to the child. When a child is adopted, those Read More

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Establishing paternity in Arizona can impact your legal rights

Many fathers in Arizona wish they could spend more time with their children but due to child custody and visitation orders, some fathers are only allowed a small amount of quality time with their children each month. One thing unmarried fathers should be aware of if they have a baby on the way is the Read More

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More dads getting alimony, child custody in US

Fathers getting divorced often worry about how often they will be able to see their kids and if they will have to pay alimony to their ex. While many men still have these issues to worry about, the roles have changed for many divorced men in the country. More men are receiving alimony or child Read More

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Adopting children as a stepparent

When an Arizona parent remarries, it is likely that their new spouse may wish to become a legal parent of their partner’s children. While the adoption process itself is not as difficult as other adoptions, there are still certain requirements that must be met. The biggest hurdle for stepparent adoption is that the stepparent must Read More

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Mother reclaims children after international custody dispute

In many divorce cases, child custody is resolved before the splitting spouses go to court. They agree to joint custody and a visitation schedule is worked out so that the child can enjoy a healthy relationship with both parents, and the parents are not separated from their kids for an extended period. Even when this Read More

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Tips for raising children after divorce

Many parents getting divorced worry about the impact it will have on their children. Divorce can drastically change a family’s lifestyle and why wouldn’t it when your living situation and parenting style is likely to change during and after the divorce. Raising children can be complicated after getting divorced, especially if you and your spouse Read More

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Court rules on parents’ right to question children in court

An Arizona appellate court recently made a ruling that could potentially affect how child custody hearings are carried out in the state. The court’s unanimous decision is that parents and legal counsel do not necessarily have the right to question a child during a child custody proceeding. The court agreed that parents have every right Read More

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