When a woman gets a divorce after being a stay-at-home-mom, her life is bound to dramatically change. Here are some suggestions to consider before beginning the divorce process. Obtain Financial Records. Be sure to make personal copies of your financial records and important information, including: assets, debts, letters, emails, texts, photos, recordings, home closing documents, mortgage information, automobile titles, nonretirement account statements, retirement account statements, tax returns and supporting documents, monthly bills, and credit card statements. Meet with a Financial Planner. The responsibility of a financial planner is to provide a summary of your current financial situation. A financial planner [...]
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According to USA Today, only 3% of couples have a prenuptial agreement and, yet, over 50% of marriages end in divorce. This disparity has led to a flood of couples at Phoenix court houses, trying to figure out their economic and legal rights after a divorce. However, many of these issues can be addressed long before the couple is divorced…or even married. Arizona family law allows a couple to enter into an agreement, prior to marriage, that outlines how property will be divided, which couple will pay alimony, and how any children will be cared for after a divorce. This [...]
If you’re thinking about getting a divorce or are currently getting a divorce and you believe your spouse has been unfaithful, there are certain ways to go about getting proof. 1. Speak with an attorney. An attorney knows state laws regarding surveillance and privacy. It’s important to obtain the proof in a legal manner. Please speak to your attorney before doing #2-#6. 2. Look at emails. If accessible, your spouse’s email can provide clues. You may find an email regarding an online dating website that he or she may have signed up for. 3. Check any paperwork. Look at your [...]
Going through a divorce is stressful, no matter what your situation is. Whether your decision to split was sudden or long over-due, the emotions of a divorce can be painful and overwhelming. Aside from the heartbreak you may be dealing with, you must also consider the short and long-term financial consequences of your divorce. You may be asking yourself questions like, “Are we going to sell our house?” “How much alimony will I get?” “Will my taxes be affected?” or “Can I support the children on my own?” While these are all very legitimate concerns, there are people who can [...]
Even though common law marriages are not recognized under Arizona state law, Arizona does acknowledge opposite-sex marriages created in other states. As a result, if a couple first enters into a common law marriage in another state and then moves to Arizona, even though common law marriages are not recognized under AZ state law, the couple is still legally married in Arizona. Do you have any additional questions about common law marriages or formal marriages in Arizona? If so, contact JacksonWhite’s dedicated AZ family law team to schedule your family law consultation, call (480) 779-7972.
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