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How Much Does A Divorce Lawyer Cost In Arizona?

How much will you spend on a lawyer-handled Arizona divorce? According to a Lawyers.com survey, total costs for an Arizona divorce range from $4,000 to $28,000, with the average being $13,000. Let’s take a closer look at lawyer fees and other expenses an Arizona divorce may include. Cost Of A...
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Modifying Parenting Time In Arizona

Modification of parenting time is the process to change an existing visitation order or parenting time decree regarding your child. In Arizona, you will need to request the court to grant this change, provided you satisfy certain qualifications. Here is an overview of this process in Arizona. There are two...
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How Do I File For Divorce In Arizona?

Divorce in Arizona is formally known as a dissolution of marriage. Here is an overview of the procedures involved in filing for a divorce in this state. Before you can file for divorce, you must satisfy what is commonly called the residency requirement, although it involves more than having an...
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How Do I Get Full Custody of My Child in Arizona?

Many Arizona couples contemplating divorce delay filing because they are concerned about child custody issues. Custody is a legal arrangement specifying which parent will make decisions affecting the child’s wellbeing. Although that suggests exclusive physical custody, in most cases the non-custodial parent is still allowed time with the child. Major...
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Arizona Child Custody: Moving Out of State

It’s not uncommon for one parent to move to another city or state after a divorce, often due to a new job, new educational opportunities for the children, or a fresh start on life. If both parties disagree over the handling of custody after the relocation, then the court will...
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What Is Considered Parental Kidnapping In Arizona?

We often think of kidnapping as something done by strangers using force or violence. However, there is such a thing as parental kidnapping, where a parent takes their own child without authorization, particularly when they keep the child away from the other parent. What constitutes parental kidnapping in Arizona? Could...
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Is Arizona a Mother’s State?

When a marriage ends, the divorcing parents must continue caring for their child. If the parents fail to reach an agreeable arrangement to raise the child, the court can make a decision based on the child’s best interests. This judgment includes which parent has the legal decision-making authority and how...
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Arizona Child Custody Laws: Unmarried Parents

In Arizona, unmarried parents enjoy the same protections that married parents have as far as child custody and other parental rights are concerned. The primary factor that family courts consider when making decisions is whether the outcome is for the child’s best interests rather than the parents. When parents are...
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What Is Considered An Unfit Parent In Arizona?

There are parents who seek sole custody of their child because they believe that their former spouse is unfit to be a parent. In general, an “unfit parent” is one who fails to properly provide for the child and to ensure their wellbeing. Every state has its own specific criteria...
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