Sometimes one of the parents simply disappears from the scene and acts as if they never had a child. They may not want to be financially responsible for the minor, or they may simply not want to be "bothered" with a child, often because they haven't fully grown up yet themselves. What to do?
Find out how to do child support calculations that will be upheld in court - with Arizona's new electronic child support calculator!
Thinking about legal separation or divorce but think you MUST hire an attorney to assist you with the process? Think again! If husband and wife are fairly cooperative and agreeable and no children are involved, you actually may be able to dissolve your own marriage WITHOUT legal representation!
Arguably the most discussed issue relating to the most common legal issue people grapple with--divorce--is, â€œHow much is all this going to cost me?â€ This is a very valid question, but unfortunately one without an easy answer. It depends on a lot of different things...
When children are involved in a divorce, the opposing parties often use the federal dependency tax exemption as a bargaining chip. Although it is a frequent source of contention, the rules for determining who gets the exemption are straightforward. And it's important to know the rules.
One of the most oft discussed topics in the area of family law is that of alimony, or what is now more commonly referred to as â€œspousal maintenanceâ€ or â€œspousal support.â€ If youâ€™re on the receiving end of it, of course you like it; if youâ€™re on the court-ordered giving end of it, not so much.
One of the most hotly contested issues in family law today is that of grandparentsâ€™ rights. Do they have rights? If so, what do those rights look like?
One of the most common tax questions divorcing couples ask is whether they can file their tax return jointly, and if so, whether it is to their advantage to do so. Itâ€™s an important question because making the wrong decision can cost you thousands of dollars, sometimes years down the road.
Unfortunately, domestic violence frequently rears its ugly head in family law. Sometimes a protective order is appropriate and even essential. Of course, it also can make things more tricky, especially when the protected party and the protected-against party have one or more children in common.
A new state law may be a rude awakening for Arizonans who avoid paying sales taxes by buying merchandise online. Arizona HB 2332, which took effect July 20, 2011, requires individuals to report the amount of Arizona use tax due for the year on their Arizona income tax returns.