September

Blog Posts in September, 2017

MODIFYING AN EXISTING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE AWARD

My previous three blog posts discussed qualifying for spousal maintenance and the factors the Court considers when determining how much will be paid for how long. Once an order has been entered it can ...
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THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE - Part 2 of 2

If you read my last two blog posts about spousal maintenance, you hopefully have a better understanding of why this issue is one of the most litigated issues in family law. Once the Court establishes ...
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Arizona's Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equality for Same-Sex Parents

September 19, 2017 marks a major victory for same-sex parents in the state of Arizona!!! Despite the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing and extending state marital benefits to same-sex couples nationwide ...
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THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE - Part 1 of 2

For both the paying spouse and the spouse who is not currently employed, the issue of how much spousal maintenance will be paid or received causes significant apprehension. Financial uncertainty ...
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THE FIRST STEP: QUALIFYING FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE IN MARICOPA COUNTY

There are several factors the judge is required to consider before ordering one spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the other spouse. The first question a judge has to answer is whether the ...
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