Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
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?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
A life changing event like a divorce or death may adversely affect the relationship between a child and a person who isn’t the child’s biological parent such as a grandparent. Various states have different laws that govern...more
During or after a divorce, it is common for the custodial parent (the parent primarily responsible for the children’s care) to want to move to another state with the children. Perhaps the parent has a job opportunity, family,...more
Actively questioning both sides, the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court seemed conflicted during the recent oral argument in In re Marriage of Turk. Turk poses a potentially important question of domestic relations law:...more
The Matzo has been eaten. The Easter eggs have been found. It’s now time to think about summer, which is often stressful for families going through a divorce or custody litigation. It’s sad but true, for many, planning...more
“I don’t want to go! I want to stay with you!” If you are divorced with children chances are you’ve heard these words. There are many cases where a child won’t go with the other parent whether it is for a weekend or a dinner...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law and criminal defense attorney Jason B. Castle talks about why a person has to allow their ex-husband or ex-wife to see the children even though they are not paying child...more
Divorce and child custody cases are often down-right nasty. One or both individuals to the litigation are often desperate to destroy the other, whether it be emotionally or financially, or to cause damage to the other...more
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
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
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
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
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
When you see your kids only every other weekend and one evening a week, you want to make every moment that you spend together fun and exciting....more
If you are a divorced or separated parent, it time to think about the upcoming school year. Children, like adults, often have highly scheduled lives. This can create great conflict and confusion for divorced and separated...more
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