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Joan M Bundy

Joan Bundy’s Legal Guides

33 total


  • Adopting a child in Arizona

    Oftentimes a child is not the biological offspring of a parental figure, or an individual or couple isn't able to have children naturally and instead looks to adoption. This is a very real option for

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  • Timeline for divorce in Arizona

    A question that is almost always one of the first that prospective clients ask me is: "How long will it take to get a divorce?" In many cases, not as long as you think and, in some others, longer than

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  • Child Support Calculations in Arizona

    Bewildered about how to figure out what the child support amount should be in Arizona and who pays it? This legal guide will help simplify and demystify the process for you. And you don't have to be a

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  • Leaving the Marital or Partner Home in Arizona

    A question I get asked almost more than any other, from prospective and current clients alike, is whether it will hurt their case at all if they move out. Some people even say something like, "I heard

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  • Engagement and Wedding Rings

    Engagement and wedding rings can either be one of your most cherished possessions or an albatross around your finger (and wallet), depending on how well the relationship is going and who's paying. Her

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  • The quickly changing landscape for same-sex couples

    Where do you turn when the same-sex marital laws are changing as quickly as shifting sand? You need to consult with an attorney who has considerable experience in this area and is up-to-date on the la

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  • Courtroom decorum (or what to wear/not wear or do/not do in court)

    If you are ever supposed to appear in a courtroom--even if it's only for jury duty--here are some good tips to keep in mind to make the best possible impression and, most importantly, not piss off the judge and risk contempt of court, fines or even jail.

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  • Five things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement

    Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, which spell out in advance who gets what if and when a divorce occurs, are becoming more and more popular. The difference between the two is that a prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup, is signedbefore a marriage or civil...

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  • Top 10 Things Your Lawyer Won't Tell You

    Ever wondered what your lawyer is thinking but doesn't say out loud? Well, here are some pretty likely guesses. You may just become a better partner with your attorney in helping you get the best possible outcome for your case.

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  • Unmarried partners' legal issues

    With all the emphasis in the news these days on divorcewho hasnt heard about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes impending divorce?--people who choose not to marry or are not yet married or not able to marry seem to get lost in the shuffle. And yet their family law problems are no less r...

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