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Annulment vs. Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | November 6, 2019

The two ways to legally end a marriage are through annulment and divorce. An annulment is a legal process that cancels a marriage between a man and a woman. When a marriage is annulled, it’s basically completely erased and when it comes to legality, it essentially declares that the marriage never officially existed and was …

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Here’s What Divorce Can Cost You

By Kelly Shaffer | November 1, 2019

Everything comes at a cost – especially when you mess with someone’s heart. Sometimes the cost is in literal dollars and sometimes you pay an emotional uproar. When it comes to divorce, you generally pay in both. For marriage, financial support, betrayal, and divorce are regularly, and hopelessly, intertwined. And when you’re at risk of …

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Things to Know About Prenuptial Agreements

By Kelly Shaffer | October 1, 2019

Deciding whether to sign a prenuptial agreement can be one of the most difficult decisions engaged people face. Prenuptial agreements aren’t useful for every couple. While wealthy individuals do often use prenups, prenuptial agreements have far more uses than simply protecting the assets of a wealthy individual. Prenups can be used to: Protects assets Protect …

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So, Who Gets the Furbaby in a Divorce?

By Kelly Shaffer | October 1, 2019

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 36.5% of Americans own dogs and 30.4% of Americans own cats. So, it is not uncommon when a married couple divorces for the question of who gets to keep the pets to arise. Most of the laws are designed to protect the best interests of human children in …

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5 Reasons to Call Our Arizona Family Law Attorneys

By Kelly Shaffer | September 5, 2019

Divorce is a process that, at the end of the day, dissolves a legal partnership between two people. The kind of legal representation you need when faced with a divorce depends on the complexity of that partnership. The more complex your divorce, the greater your need will be for legal representation to protect your rights …

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Selling Your Home in a Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | August 13, 2019

As a couple goes through the process of a divorce, deciding what to do with the home they brought together can be complicated. Oftentimes, one person wants to keep the house so they end up buying the other spouse out, or they may choose to keep the home and sell it after the divorce is …

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How Grandparents Can Help During a Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | August 2, 2019

Divorce is a tough process for everyone in the family, though grandparents are often overlooked during the process. A divorce can negatively affect their lives as well, especially if the divorce restricts access to your son or daughter’s children. Grandparents are generally seen as a source of comfort, fun, and plenty of love for many …

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What to do After Your Divorce is Finalized

By Kelly Shaffer | July 21, 2019

What to do After Your Divorce is Finalized It can be easy to think that once a settlement is reached or a judge has finalized a divorce order, the whole divorce process is done. Well… it is, but it isn’t. Divorce shakes up your life in every aspect and can even have an impact on …

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Traveling with Children After a Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | July 7, 2019

Traveling with Children After a Divorce Taking trips with the family after a divorce should be no different from previous vacations. They should be memorable experiences and usually, it can be beneficial when parents work out a solid plan for how vacation time will be spent. It is helpful to create stability and certainty for …

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Co-Parenting During Vacations and Holidays

By Kelly Shaffer | June 25, 2019

As divorced parents plan the first holiday season under new family arrangements, there may be some tension from the divorce lingering around. Each parent will want to spend time with their children, and through formal arrangements may have been agreed upon, but may be hard to stick to. You should focus on creating a co-parenting …

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Social Media Habits During Your Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | June 21, 2019

Divorce is not easy and nowadays, there are a lot of people who readily use social media as an outlet to vent their emotions. Social media is great for staying in touch with family and friends, sharing experiences, and meeting people with similar interests. However, during a divorce, social media can be destructive and risky. …

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Child Support Calculations in Arizona

By Kelly Shaffer | June 9, 2019

If you’re going to be trying to get someone to pay child support or will be paying it yourself, you’re probably wondering about child support calculations in Arizona. To find out how much child support is owed to the custodial parent, Arizona law goes by the amount of money that would have been used to …

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Choosing A Good Divorce Attorney

By Kelly Shaffer | June 2, 2019

If you’re getting ready for a divorce, you’ll want to hire the best divorce lawyer in Chandler, AZ, to win your case. Facing a divorce can be a daunting and intimidating experience in your life, so you’ll want a knowledgeable, experienced and professional representing you and your best interests in a divorce. Finding a good …

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Family Court Decorum

By Kelly Shaffer | May 24, 2019

When going to an Arizona Family Court for a divorce or child custody proceeding, it’s important that you act in a respectful manner. Going to court is a very serious affair and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Visitors are required to follow a certain etiquette that not many are aware of. When in an Arizona family …

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How to Plan for Your Arizona Divorce

By Kelly Shaffer | May 16, 2019

If you’d like to have the best possible outcome for your Arizona divorce, you’ll need to plan effectively. The decision to end your marriage shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, once you’ve decided to separate from your spouse, you’ll want to have a plan in order to save you money, time and stress.  Plus, planning for …

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How to Save Money on Hiring An Arizona Family Lawyer

By Kelly Shaffer | May 8, 2019

There are several ways to save money during your divorce Whether it’s a child custody case or a divorce, you’ll most likely want to hire a family lawyer in Chandler to help guide you through the process so that the outcome is successful. But many wonder how much is the cost of hiring a family …

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7 Reasons to Hire an Arizona Family Law Attorney

By Kelly Shaffer | May 2, 2019

What are Benefits of Hiring the Arizona divorce lawyer? The law is tricky and can be very confusing, complex and difficult to comprehend and fully understand. To help, you’ll need to hire the best divorce lawyer in Arizona! While many believe that they might be able to go about divorce, child custody, child support or …

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Child Custody Process in Arizona [Full Guide]

By Kelly Shaffer | April 28, 2019

Arizona Child Custody Process Attempting to get custody of a child can seem like a daunting and complicated process. However, don’t let this stop you from trying. It’s important to do what’s right for the child or children, even if that means filling for custody so that you are awarded guardianship. It’s good to know …

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The Definitive Guide to Arizona Divorce Process

By Kelly Shaffer | April 22, 2019

Divorce Process in Arizona If you’re thinking of getting a divorce or just decided that you and your partner will be separating, you’ll need to know what the divorce process entails before you go through with it. Knowing what to expect will make the process a lot easier and less overwhelming. When going through a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Alternate Dispute Resolution

By Kelly Shaffer | April 15, 2019

The thought of going through a divorce with your ex is bad enough, but factor in trying to decide who gets the house, will you split the kids 50-50 or gets the dog can really stress you out. Divorces are no fun no matter how you look at it. But the good news is that …

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