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
Can my husband and I (w/ kids) have a trial separation without having to file with the courts? And if so, could My kids and I legally stay with my mother for a few months even though she lives out of state? Thanks!
There is nothing to prevent you and your husband from living apart. You would not have to file anything with the court unless you wanted to seek a legal separation (which is different from a physical separation) or a divorce. If the two of you agree that you and the children will reside out of state during this time, then you can do that as well (the court is not involved in the decisions of a married couple unless one of them files for legal separation or divorce); however, if there is no agreement for you and the kids to live out of state, then your leaving might prompt him to file a divorce or legal separation action in Arizona to ask that the kids be required to return. Once such an action is filed, there are different rules imposed regarding the children leaving the state. I recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss your questions in greater detail.See question
I am looking to relocate for a job with my almost 17 yerar old son. His father and I have joint custody through the maricopa county courts. We lived in California 2009- 2012 with a court order. When we moved back we did not revisit a parent plan o...
There is a process to follow, but it depends on a number of factors. I recommend you consult with an experienced family law attorney prior to taking any action toward relocation so you can discuss the process and you can decide your best course of action. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question
Husband is remarried and ex wife has begun child support proceedings. Is it lawful to require the new wife's earning statements in the ex wife's child support contest?
Only the income of the child's legal parents is included for purposes of the child support calculation. Income of a spouse (stepparent) is not included for child support purposes. I recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney to discuss the situation in greater detail. Many law firms, including ours, offer a free initial consultation.See question