Timothy W Durkin’s Guides

Timothy W Durkin

Phoenix Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Reasons Why Arizona Divorce Mediation Can Work for You

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Heres a list of reasons why I encourage my clients to take advantage of divorce mediation instead of litigation: 1. You stay in the drivers seat In mediation, you and your spouse make all the decisions. Instead of handing your divorce over to the court system and turning each an...

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  2. Trouble Paying Child Support, T.O. Files for Modification

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Terrell Owens Files for a Modification of His Court Ordered Child Support When youre down on your luck and out of a job, it can be very stressful if you also have to worry about making monthly child support payments. Anyone can experience financial difficulties when their monthly...

  3. Divorce in Arizona Doesn't Have to be Painful: Let Mediation and Collaboration Alleviate the Process

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    You may think that you and your spouse could never be candidates for alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation or collaboration, to help resolve issues during your divorce. Maybe the two of you feel like you cant even stand to be in a room together, let alone s...

  4. How to Settle Your Arizona Divorce and Avoid a Costly Battle with Your Spouse

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    The hypothetical Arizona divorce case scenario: A couple living in Mesa has decided to file for divorce in Arizona. When various family members and friends hear the news, they immediately emphasize the need to look out for their individual interests by retaining a Mesa AZ divorce...

  5. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce in Arizona - Important Definitions

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    While litigation is one of the most commonly recognized methods of divorce in Arizona, it isnt always the best approach to a dissolution case. In fact, most divorcing spouses in Arizona find collaborative divorce and mediation to be a more effective and less stressful way to reac...

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  6. Funds that Start Out as Separate Property can be Considered as Community Property in an AZ Divorce

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    The application of community property laws in an Arizona divorce case isnt always as straight forward as one might think. Funds that start as separate property of one spouse can become commingled or mixed in with community property over the course of a marriage. Commingling often...

  7. Divorce in Arizona - Is an Inheritance Acquired before Marriage Considered Separate Property?

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Depending on the circumstances of your Arizona divorce case, any inheritance that you acquired before marriage can be considered as your separate property especially if the funds remained in an account that belonged to you and you alone during the course of your marriage. On the...

  8. Sole and Joint Custody Arrangements in Arizona

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Determinations of joint or sole child custody in Arizona is based on the following factors which help determine the best interests of the child: The agreement or lack of agreement by the parents regarding the custody of the child. Whether a parents lack of agreement is unreasona...

  9. Mesa, AZ Child Custody Cases and Determining What is in the Best Interest of the Child

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Q. In a Mesa, AZ child custody case, what is considered in the best interests of the child? A. During a Mesa, AZ child custody case, the phrase best interest of the child is often used, which can leave many parents wondering what this phrase actually means in relation to Arizona ...

  10. Mesa, Arizona Child Custody Cases: Important Terms and Definitions

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Before proceeding with a child custody case in Mesa, AZ, or any other city in the Phoenix metro area, a parent should be familiar with the vocabulary used in such proceedings. In Arizona there are five key terms, each with its own unique interpretations. The following child custo...