Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids
If you are in the military, or married to a service member, it is important to understand valuable protections provided by federal law to those actively engaged in service to our country....more
Life in the military often precludes a stable home life with your spouse and children. If your marriage dissolves, the relationship you have with your children should not. In recent years, the Florida legislature has made...more
In many ways, a military divorce is similar to a civilian divorce — a couple splits because they’ve grown apart. But the stress on a military family is much different than that on a civilian family, and the process of divorce...more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. June 26, 2013) is causing various federal agencies to clarify existing regulations and guidance, including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In...more
I am incredibly grateful for our armed forces service members, and it has been my privilege, as an Arizona family law attorney, to represent a number of them in family law matters....more
This week had two days of arguments on gay marriage at the Supreme Court. The first case dealt with a challenge to the California law known as Prop. 8, which overturned the California Supreme Court’s...more
A military divorce is different from a civilian one. There are many issues in a military divorce that do not exist, except in the service. Consult an experienced attorney who understands how to help you avoid the common...more
Many Attorneys tell their clients the “expungement is a right. In fact, Penal Code § 1203.4 uses the word ‘shall’, meaning the court has no discretion to deny an expungement request if the defendant...more
Camilo Hernandez was fifteen years old when he was arrested for allegedly helping Cristian Argeta, an adult shoot into a group of six Afican American teenagers in Compton. Before shooting, Hernandez and Argeta yelled...more
November 6, 2012 is Election Day. Finally. However, many families have been affected (and continue to be affected) by the decade long war, regardless of who is elected. There are so many ways in which these families are...more
In today's economic climate, it may be tempting to try to complete a dissolution of marriage on your own. You know your family, your assets and debt, and you know how you want it divided. Sounds easy, right? Not so...more
A review of the general provisions of the SCRA and how they apply to child support cases....more
Military family law cases need special treatment because, in addition to Florida laws, they are governed by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act (USFSPA)....more
Military-specific issues in a military divorce case. ...more
Military men and women serve our country every day. At a recent Yellow Ribbon military event I had a chance to give back to them....more
A summary of law for military divorce...more
Ten Very Common Mistakes with DWI Cases in Texas....more