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
Attorneys often encounter situations in which someone makes a will or designates a beneficiary naming their spouse as the heir or beneficiary, separates from their spouse, fails to make changes to their will or beneficiary...more
A range of professionals including sociologists, demographers and public health officials recently attended the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, a group that studies trends in American society. During...more
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In This Issue:
- How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner
- Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan
- Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond
Many people have the misconception that they cannot update their estate plan or even prepare a new Will if they are separated but not yet divorced from their spouse. This is not true. An estate plan can be updated at any...more