Timothy W Durkin’s Guides

Timothy W Durkin

Phoenix Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Creating a Parenting Time Agreement in a Mesa, AZ Divorce Case

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Parenting time agreements provide divorcing spouses in Mesa, AZ with a way to discuss and decide upon how they should deal with issues affecting their children after their marriage has ended, without a judge having to make all of the decisions for them. Within this type of writte...

  2. How is Child Support Determined in an Arizona Divorce Case?

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    When divorcing spouses in Arizona have children together, calculating a proper child support amount can be a complicated process. Generally, there are a couple of circumstances that Arizona courts will take into account when making a determination of child support, such as: - The...

  3. Spousal Maintenance and Mediation in Arizona

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    As a Mesa AZ divorce attorney, part of my family law practice involves assisting my clients with dissolution proceedings as well as dealing with issues of spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. In Arizona, spousal maintenance is a court order requiring one spouse to make mai...

  4. How a Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney Can Help with Child Custody Decisions

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Families are our most valuable asset, and if you are going through a divorce in Mesa AZ or any other city in the Phoenix metro area it is so important that you protect yourself and your family by knowing your legal rights and obligations when making child custody decisions. If ...

  5. How is Spousal Maintenance Determined in a Mesa, AZ Divorce Case?

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Arizona statues provide four factors for Arizona courts to consider when deciding whether to order spousal maintenance. Courts may order spousal maintenance in a Mesa AZ divorce for either spouse if he or she: Does not have enough property to meet his or her needs. Lacks self-su...

  6. Mesa, AZ Child Custody and Parenting Time Agreements

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    When parents involved in a Mesa AZ divorce case can agree upon issues of child custody and/or parenting time on their own instead of taking the issue to court, the children, and even the parents themselves, are much better off in the long run. Parents know their children and thei...

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  7. How are Joint Legal Custody and Sole Legal Custody Arrangements Determined in Mesa, Arizona?

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Arizona Courts will make a custody determination when parties to a divorce have kids together. Since legal custody in Arizona involved decision making authority, a parent with legal custody is allowed to make important decisions relating to his or her children. These decisions ma...

  8. What if Divorcing Parents in Arizona Cannot Agree on Reasonable Visitation Rights?

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    When two parents cannot agree on reasonable child visitation rights in AZ, they often turn to the court for a resolution. If one parent has a history of abusive or unstable behavior, the court may require that parents visitation to be supervised. In some instances, parents and th...

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  9. Physical Custody Orders or Reasonable Visitation Rights in Arizona

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    As with legal custody determinations, courts will enter physical custody orders when children are involved. Physical legal custody in Arizona is commonly referred to as parenting time. Further, it is generally in the best interest of the children that parents share parenting time...

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  10. Hiring an Arizona Family Law Attorney

    Written by attorney Timothy Durkin, over 2 years ago.

    Choosing the right Arizona family law attorney to represent you is a very important decision that should be approached with careful consideration. First, those facing family law issues in Arizona should schedule a consultation with their potential family law attorney. During this...