What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
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?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
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Last year, Pennsylvania child custody laws changed significantly and have affected how child custody disputes are being determined. One challenge that parents may now face is what to do when one of them needs or wants to...more
Few people, who are headed for divorce or custody litigation, can afford to spend substantial amounts of money on a family law attorney. Frequently, clients consider whether they can or should represent themselves in their...more
You are considering separating from your spouse and/or your significant other, but down the hall there is a five year old child that loves both of you. What happens to him or her? The polestar in any custody litigation is...more
Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law attorney Jason B. Castle explains what happens to the children once the divorce action is filed. He also talks about whether it is allowed for one spouse to move with the children...more
It should come as no surprise that when courts consider the amount of time a child spends with each parent, domestic violence weighs heavily in the balance. With 20 percent of all homicides in the state resulting from...more
The doctrine of paternity by estoppel is most often applied in child support cases to either preclude a man who has held the child out as his own from avoiding support of the child after his relationship with the child's...more
California has the power to dissolve any marriage or domestic partnership when one party desires to do so. If you want to end your marriage but your spouse does not, you might be in for a battle but you do not have to stay...more
When minor (under age 18) children are part of a dissolving marriage, their care is typically a top concern for divorcing parents. In California, arrangement for their care is known as a parenting plan, or sometimes a custody...more
Our previews of the latest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket continue with In re Marriage of Tiballi. Tiballi poses the following issue: when a parent voluntarily dismisses a petition to change custody,...more
Parents do not always agree on childrearing. When parents are divorced, those disagreements can cause a great deal of stress as the parents struggle to find common ground. One of these areas might be the educational decisions...more
Custody rule number one: The best interest of the child is the polar star in every custody case. Custody is really about the child. It is only secondarily about the parent....more
In today’s world it is hardly a rare occurrence that after a divorce one parent might move to another location. What happens then? What are the courts likely to do? This is perhaps the most difficult area of custody law....more
Family law cases – divorces and child custody matters – are filled with emotions. One or both parties are at different times throughout the case angry, vengeful, desperate, hurt, sad, and frustrated. These emotions are not...more
California family law requires divorced or separated parents to follow a parenting plan. Parents are encouraged to work out the details of the plan together, possibly with help from a mediator or attorneys. A parenting plan...more
Parental alienation in the divorce process may be an unavoidable fact of life. Bad situations can make good people behave in destructive ways, and, of course, not everyone pursuing divorce is a good person....more
According to California family law, a custodial parent has the right to relocate as long as the court determines that the move is not detrimental to the child. The statute itself does not elaborate on this, but instead leaves...more
Every September brings excitement for thousands of children leaving the house for the first time and attending school and for those going back to school. The little yellow bus turning the corner also brings excitement and...more
Nomenclature doesn’t change facts, and whether you call a set of toxic behaviors ”parental alienation” or “marginalizing a parent” doesn’t change the inherent tragedy. In a high conflict divorce case, parents can align the...more
Last year, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced after a five-year marriage. The cause of the divorce reportedly centered on the religious upbringing of their daughter. Holmes was raised as a Roman Catholic and...more
Parenting Coordinators are professionals appointed by the court to assist parents who are no longer living together, or who are going through a divorce, to resolve disputes regarding their children. The institution of...more
Almost all divorces require the couple who are parting to make difficult and stressful decisions....more
I have seen many people do many things for varying reasons when faced with a hotly contested divorce or child custody matter. Unless you ever confront such a difficult situation, some of the things people do may seem...more
If your divorce has just ended, you probably feel like you NEVER want to talk to a lawyer again. However, there are a number of financial steps you should take after you divorce, and one requires a lawyer: You need to change...more
Former New York Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas made the news recently when he and his wife were charged for domestic violence stemming from an incident at their home in March. Recently, the charges were dismissed after the...more
When certain conditions exist between a parent and children, a judge might determine that supervision is required during visits. A judge assigns a neutral third party to be present at the time of visits in order to create a...more
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