Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.
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
The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors.
The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more
Divorce is a deeply personal and emotional matter, and the people involved are unique. As a result, no single approach is right for everyone. An emerging approach in family law is collaborative divorce, which is a dispute...more
When David Arquette and Courteney Cox announced their plans to divorce this past June, we learned a few important things that indicated that this is an amicable split. David, who as of this writing is representing himself, is...more
The California Family Code defines collaborative law as the process in which the parties, and any professionals engaged by the parties to assist them, agree in writing to use their best, good faith efforts and attempt to...more
A new and increasingly more popular alternative to a traditional litigated divorce is a process called Collaborative Divorce. Couples who choose this process agree not to go to Court until they have a signed settlement...more
On March 17, 2010, two years ago, I blogged about court closures. Since that time, nothing has improved; in fact, Los Angeles County is going to experience more layoffs and court closures this year. At this point in time,...more