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Co-Parenting Like a Grown Up

A woman walked into the firm last week wearing a t-shirt that said, "Don't grow up, it's a trap!" We've all had this feeling before. Many of us have probably seen the sentiment expressed on a t-shirt, a random sign or a social media post, and most of us laugh and think it's funny. And it is, until you think about it. Being an adult can be hard and it's nice to commiserate and understand that the "hard" isn't something reserved exclusively for a few, but that everyone knows that feeling. Yet sometimes we use that feeling as a crutch that prevents us from reaching our full potential - that elusive "grown up" that was so easy to envision back before we were expected to actually behave that way because we're all grown now. This phenomenon of being grown, but not feeling (or necessarily) acting grown up is never more apparent than when a divorced couple is attempting to co-parent. This is one of those "adult" situations that just call for all of us to behave like the grown ups that we are.

Community Property and Who Gets What During a Divorce?

Community Property and Equitable Distribution: What Are They?

It is no secret that divorce can be difficult. There are complexities even when it is amicable. Next to the question of "Who gets the children?", the most difficult and complex arguments and agreements will be about property, assets, and money.

5 Ways to Cope With Divorce

Divorce is a major life stressor. Unfortunately, 40 to 50 percent of married couples may experience it personally in their lifetime. From emotional trauma to financial stress and legal battles, divorce brings a heavy array of life changes and difficulties. Although we deal solely with the legal aspects of divorce, we've noticed during our decades of experience that taking care of yourself in every aspect can influence how things can go for you legally during a divorce. That's why we'd like to share a few tips on coping with the stress of divorce:

Getting Started: Arizona Divorce

Begin with being diligent
In the first place, cross your t's and dot your i's. Before you even counsel with a Phoenix divorce lawyer, ensure the Phoenix divorce lawyer has years of experience practicing family law. How much experience relies on your requirement of knowledge in your case. 

How Clients Can Help Lower Their Divorce Costs

Getting divorced in Phoenix or elsewhere doesn't have to be expensive in every case. With the exception of instances where couples are not willing to compromise at all on certain issues or where one partner is hell-bent on dragging the process out without regard to the time and costs, there are several ways couples might reduce the overall cost of getting divorced. 

A Few Ways People Make Divorce More Expensive-A Cautionary Tale

The amount of money it takes to support two households after divorce is always going to be higher than the amount of money it takes to support one household during a marriage. That does not mean it is not doable and it does not mean it is not worth it. People often say, "I hear you, but I just want to make sure I get what I am entitled to. I don't trust my spouse not to screw me over if we mediate."

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean?

Divorce and marriage law can be complicated. There are many terms that can be difficult to understand and different types of divorce that exist. Read on to learn more about what a no fault divorce really is and how to properly file for divorce in Phoenix, Arizona with the help of a talented divorce lawyer.