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Understanding no-fault divorce in Arizona

Blame is often a hovering presence in a divorce. It is rare that any spouse will accept responsibility without reservation, and it is more common for spouses to assign responsibility to the other. In some cases, however, both partners agree that neither party is to blame for the separation. This may facilitate a no-fault divorce for couples in Arizona.

There are a few things that both spouses should know, however, before filing. Whether you plan to seek alimony or separate with no further stipulations, the process of no-fault divorce is unique. Arizona residents need to be aware of the following factors that may affect filing.

How divorce mediation works in Arizona

Divorcing couples in Arizona may opt to participate in mediation as an alternative or supplement to litigating their case in court. Many courts encourage the use of mediation; if you have children, a Family Court judge is likely to order you to mediate some or all parenting issues.

During mediation, a trained mediator facilitates discussion of disputed issues with the aim of achieving an agreement. While a mediator may explain some general concepts or rules, he or she may not give legal advice. For this reason, many people prefer to attend mediation sessions with their own attorneys.

5 social media mistakes to avoid during divorce

Going through a divorce is often a difficult, frustrating time, full of a roller coaster of emotions. Whether there are kids involved, you have been married for two years or 20, or you have minimal assets or millions of dollars, your future is at stake. As you move through your divorce, there are certain things you must avoid to protect yourself.

Social media makes it easy to vent your frustrations and feelings, and get supportive feedback from those who understand you and support you. Unfortunately, social media can also affect your divorce proceedings if you make any of the following five mistakes.

How to deal with a difficult ex-spouse

Dealing with the end of a marriage is challenging enough without having to cope with a difficult spouse. Many people in Peoria who are in the process of divorcing find that the situation tends to bring out the worst in themselves and their spouses. Separating couples should learn how to keep their emotions and behaviors in check so they can focus on getting through their ordeals and moving on with their lives. This may be much more easily said than done, but the following tips may be helpful.

How charged emotions can cost you in a divorce

Divorces happen for many reasons, and often, the apparent cause is not the root cause. As an example, infidelity may seem to be the reason for a divorce, but in actuality, the couple grew apart years ago to the point they were incompatible. In any case, divorces are frequently emotional, and it can be easy for your feelings to cost you in the short term and long term in the following ways.

Helping kids cope with divorce

Divorce is emotional, complex, and hard enough for the couple that is splitting up. At least it makes sense to the adults in the room. Often, children are confused and mistaken about what a divorce is and why it's happening--seemingly to them alone. Reactions depend on the child and the age, but there are universal actions that make a difference in helping them get through the tough transition without any scars.

How to talk to the children

Most children seek stability, viewing the world in a self-centered and dependent sense. Divorce is a frightening change, one that affects their core insecurities. The first conversation is the hardest, but keep in mind that it's the first of many.

Cars, kids and safety in Arizona

Arizona is car country, as its citizens know. We love our cars and often drive very long distances just to go to school or work. Since we are on the road a lot, we have to be cautious about safety, and that means making sure our kids are properly restrained. But how do you know for sure that your child is buckled in safely?

Four common financial dangers of divorce

Roughly forty to fifty percent of all married couples will eventually divorce. Getting a divorce can have a large fiscal impact on any individual's overall financial picture. The right legal help can make sure that such financial dangers are minimized as much as possible and that both parties involved in the divorce receive a fair settlement.

Here are four common financial dangers people face.

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