If final divorce decree didn't state to change last name back to maiden name, can I change last name still with final divorce paperwork? Does it have to be noted on divorce decree. If it is noted to change last name,does it have to be done within ...
It is possible to restore your maiden name, but the question is whether it can be done in the divorce action (e.g. asking the judge to go back into the decree to restore the name) or whether it will have to be done in a separate civil court action. I recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss the options so you can decide your best course of action.See question
The adoptive grandparents change the birth certificate making the grandmother the mother
Generally speaking, a new birth certificate is issued upon the child's adoption because the adoptive parents become the child's legal parents (so those are the names set forth on the reissued birth certificate). It is up to the adoptive parents whether to change the name of the child as part of the adoption.See question
For example: If you are owed arrears in total of $8000.00 for spousal maintenance not paid, what is the interest rate on arrears in Arizona and how is the interest applied... daily, weekly, monthly or yearly?
Unless otherwise ordered, interest on past-due child support and spousal maintenance is 10% per year, calculated each month as the payments come due. It is simple interest (not compound), so interest does not accrue on interest; however, at 10%, the arrears add up quickly.See question
Unmarried couple separating with a 1 yr old.
This is more difficult than what I can explain in this type of forum. The process consists of legally asserting paternity in order to ask the court to establish orders related to legal decision making, parenting time and child support. I recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney to discuss your situation in greater detail. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
After 2 years, my divorce has been finalized. For a year now, I have been in a relationship with a man who now wants to get married ASAP for legal purposes. Do i have to change all of my identification documents back to my maiden name before my fi...
In Arizona, you are not required to revert to your maiden name before obtaining a new marriage license. If your legal name is your prior married name, then this is the name that you would use to obtain your marriage license.See question
since 2012 I have had custody of them ages 4 and 7 now. We then lived in Fl now live in Az. I want to adopt them. Father in prison Mother left them rarely contacts them. We now live in Az they are in school here and have been here for 3 yrs I am s...
Generally speaking, adoption proceedings are filed where the children are located. I recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney to discuss the situation in greater detail to determine whether you have legal grounds to terminate the parents' rights if they will not consent to the adoption. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
Court order as it stands is that him and I have joint custody.. My situation is that we share 2 children in which my daughter lives with me full time and my son has resided with him for the past 3 years. My son in which is 12 recently came to m...
It sounds like circumstances have changed significantly since the existing court orders were entered. This would be a good reason to speak with an attorney to determine whether cause exists to ask the court to modify the current orders. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
My husband kept threatening to leave me and my 3 kids so I told him we would move out and stay with my parents when my son who's in school has fall break. He came home that night packed some clothes and hasn't been home in two days
The disposition of the house and home contents will be based on community property law, regardless of whether one spouse moves out of the house during the proceedings. In other words, moving out during a divorce is not considered "abandoning" the home, home contents, or children. I recommend you consult with an attorney who can explain these matters in greater detail so you can determine your best course of action. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
My ex wants us to have a stipulation agreement in which we ask the court to do away with child support althogether. Our children are 16 and 13. Can the court agree to such a request? Is a modification of child support preferable? THANK YOU!
The court can't really enter an order that child support can "never be modified"; however, if the parents agree that no child support should be paid, the court may accept this agreement, and the resulting order (zero support) remains in effect unless/until either parent asks for it to be modified. There are a number of factors that go into determining whether the court will accept an agreement for no support to be paid, so I recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss this matter in greater detail. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
Officiant married us 3 days ago -Spouse does not want me to work on Sabbath and all holy (feast days) days of her religion. She believes doing so brings a curse to me, her and her 3 children from a previous marriage. -Spouse believes my love an...
As long as at least one of you has lived in AZ for at least 90 days prior to filing, you can seek annulment or divorce. Annulment can only be granted on limited grounds (regardless of the length of the marriage), so I encourage you to consult with an experienced attorney who can discuss your situation and provide you with more specific guidance. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question