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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney

Like a majority of legal issues, the process of going through a divorce can prove to be quite expensive. As such, in effort to cut costs, many decide to proceed through process without the assistance of a qualified attorney. In some rare occasions, a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable. However, most people should strongly consider hiring a divorce attorney to better represent their interests. Below are the top five reasons why a person should consider hiring an attorney to represent them in a divorce proceeding.

10 Steps to Dealing with a Difficult Ex Post Divorce

The process of a divorce has been described as one of the most stressful events in a persons life. For many, the stress is likely to continue for many years following completion of the divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved. As such, life as a divorced parent can be far more difficult than it was being married. The existence of children bind ex spouses together for the rest of their lives. When dealing with a combative ex spouse, you are likely to find yourself in constant dispute regarding decisions that involve your children. Your reaction to these dispute will play a significant role in the upbringing and best interest of your children. Several steps can be taken to ensure you are dealing with these disputes the best way possible.

Post-Divorce Property Division: What to Expect in a Community Property State

Arizona is one of only nine community property states. In a community property jurisdiction, most property acquired during the marriage, excluding separate property, is owned jointly by both parties in the marriage and divided evenly upon divorce, annulment, or death. Under community property laws, all property is automatically presumed to be joint community property absent specific evidence proving otherwise. If property is deemed separate property, then the owner of said property will retain sole possession over it. However, if the property is catagorized as community property, then it is divided among both parties equally. Some common examples of separate and community property are as follows:

Alleged domestic violence spree may give rise to divorce

Late last month police arrested a 43-year-old man who threatened to kill his wife during an alleged sexual and physical assault which began over his suspicions that she was having an affair. According to the police report, the defendant assaulted the victim both at their Avondale, Arizona, home and in their vehicle while parked behind a nearby pharmacy.

Child Custody Issues Among Same-Sex Parents and Couples

The United States Constitution provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction "equal protection of the laws." However, when it comes to the issue of child custody amongst gay and lesbian parents, the applicability of equality appears to be nothing more than a myth. In fact, recent studies have shown that in child custody disputes, LGBT parents continue to face overwhelming bias in the courts.

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