I filed for dissolution of the marriage. We had been married for 30 years. My wife has a masters degree and is a licensed profession counselor and is currently working making over 3K per month. She has asked spousal support of $1500 per/month for ...
In Arizona, spousal maintenance issues are determined according to a list of statutory factors contained in ARS 25-319. There is no mathematical formula, and there is no way to provide guidance regarding your expectations without knowing more about your situation (e.g. what is the income disparity between the spouses? what are the anticipated living expenses of the spouses post-divorce? what are the marital assets and obligations to be divided?). I recommend you consult with an experienced attorney who can discuss the statutory factors with you and help determine how they apply to your case.See question
I haven't had any contact with him in over 8 years would it be. Difficult to fine him and serve him and do it quick? No property no children he has nothing I don't want anything. I am pretty sure he would sign papers as soon as he rec he just has ...
The process may have some extra steps if you aren't able to locate your spouse after making diligent efforts, but that should not prevent you from getting divorced. I recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss this in greater detail. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
I live in Arizona been here for a year and my spouse lives in Illinois. we have been separated for 22 months
You didn't indicate whether you and your spouse have children. If you do, then generally speaking, the divorce should probably be pursued in the children's home state (where they've resided for at least 6 months). If there are no children, you can file in the state where you are a resident (AZ requires 90 days) or your spouse can file in the state where they are a resident. If you do plan to file in Arizona, you should at least consult with an attorney prior to filing. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
I want to take our son on vacation for just the weekend on father's time. He refuses, what are my options? It can't be considered kidnapping if we share custody correct? A little background, which I know doesn't matter. Dad refuses to give me any ...
If there is a court order regarding parenting time, this controls. If the time is designated to the other parent, then you wouldn't be able to take that time without the other parent's consent unless there are provisions in your orders regarding "vacation"/travel (and you have complied with those provisions).See question
Stipulated decree includes non-mod Spousal Support. I was ill during marriage and at decree and working part time because of it. I didn't know it was permanent at the time and thought I was getting better. In actuality, a major health problem h...
In Arizona, if a spousal maintenance award is labeled "non-modifiable," this generally means that the court no longer has jurisdiction to modify or terminate the award for any reason other than the death of either party or the remarriage of the receiving party. If the parties agree to modify the award, the court can adopt such an agreement.See question
My father gives my mother $500+ a month is child support, instead of spending that money on my food, clothes, car, or school tuition she uses the money to go on multiple vacations, and remodels the house. I no longer live with her so the money is ...
The use of child support is not monitored (it is essentially "absorbed" into the household of the parent receiving the support); however, if you are no longer living with your mother, your father might want to consult with an attorney to determine whether a modification of support might be appropriate under the circumstances.See question
We have been "married" for 4 years and now have a child in common. I feel the marriage is dissolving. There was a mutual friend of my wife and mine that came to me a year ago and informed me that my wife had disclosed to her that she never turned ...
The person who performed your marriage ceremony is legally obligated to submit the bottom portion of the marriage license to the county. This is not something that either spouse would do. You can contact the clerk in the county where you were married to see if they have your license on file. if so, your marriage is presumably valid. If the license was never submitted, the marriage may be invalid. The answer to this question may affect your rights and obligations if you choose to terminate this relationship, so following up on the marriage license should be your first step.See question
saw a lawyer that is asking a lot but this is my only time having to do this so im not sure what a fair price is
I'm not sure there is an "average" fee. Attorneys have different hourly rates, and it is extremely difficult to predict the course a case will take until things are underway. Cases that require a judge to make final determinations will be more costly and time-consuming than cases that settle between the parents. I recommend that you select an attorney with whom you feel comfortable working, and with whom you can freely communicate about the anticipated fees for your case. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
My spouse and I have been married for 10 years. During this time we have both been employed and have contributed to ASRS. I have a total of 23 years with the system my Spouse has 15years. My spouse seems to think they are entitled to half of my A...
Generally speaking, each spouse is entitled to an equitable share of any assets accumulated during the marriage. Equitable does not necessarily mean "equal," but this is usually the case. Assets owned prior to the marriage are generally considered separate property and are not subject to division in a divorce (there are some exceptions). If you both contributed to ASRS during the entirety of the marriage, and if your contributions were similar, then it may be a wash. If one of you contributed considerably more than the other, there may need to be an equalization. But the contributions prior to the marriage will likely be exempt from this analysis.See question
Which is a 8.7% increase from the previous amount. What forms are required? Is the online calculator required? I would prefer to make this quick and simple.
If you and the other party are in agreement to the modification and the orders were entered in Maricopa County, you can use this link:
You might still have to include a worksheet to show the court what child support "would have been" without the agreement.
If there is not an agreement to modify, I recommend you consult with an attorney before proceeding. A simplified modification of support requires a 15% change in the support amount, but there may be other grounds for modifying support if the change is less than 15%.See question