The decision to end a marriage is never an easy one. It is commonly known that divorce is one of life’s most stressful events, especially when children are involved. If you are thinking about a divorce you most probably will want to know how this decision will impact your life, your finances, the lives of any children you may have, and more. In Arizona, you do not have to prove someone is at fault (caused the divorce) to get a divorce.

Arizona public radio station KNAU recently broadcast a segment of the NPR public radio show Tell Me More, interviewing Florida lawyer Paul Rampell about his idea of “wedleases.” Rampell suggests that a wedlease would avoid the chaos of a divorce.

Renovating your home can be a stressful, complication experience, especially when couples cannot agree on what renovations to make and how much money to spend. While remodeling a home usually ends in a beautiful new space for the family to enjoy, a new survey suggests that home renovations may not always end so happily. 

A survey by Houzz, a home improvement and design website, found that home renovations projects may have a negative impact on a married couple’s relationship. The survey reported that 12 percent of spouses said they considered divorce during or after their home renovation project. 

Parents going through divorce face many challenges throughout the divorce process and after the divorce has been finalized. Deciding child custody arrangements and figuring out to successfully co-parent can be a complex, difficult time for many parents.

While there are several challenges parents face after divorce, one of the hardest times for many divorced couples is when one spouse moves out of the family home. This can be an emotional day for everyone so it is important for parents to understand the impact it may have on their children and take steps to make sure their children feel secure and loved during this transition.

When a couple decides to get divorced, they have to negotiate a divorce settlement to divide their assets and property. This can be a very difficult time for many couples, especially if the couple owned a home together.

It can be a complicated process determining what should happen to the house after the divorce has been finalized. It is important for couples getting divorced to understand their mortgage options before they decide what to do with the family home.

Couples should be aware that they will both remain liable for paying their mortgage, even if their divorce decree dictates that one party will be responsible for the mortgage. Unless the couple sells the property or removes one spouse’s name from the mortgage, the lender can still hold both spouses liable for any missed mortgage payments or foreclosure proceedings.

Deciding to get a divorce can be very difficult, with many people struggling with their emotions when finally saying that their marriage is over. Most spouses do not have the same feelings regarding their relationship and if they should get divorced. This can make divorce more complicated, especially when one spouse wants to get a divorce and the other spouse wants to stay together.

What can spouses do when they want a divorce but fear that their significant other doesn’t want to end the marriage? There are a few ways spouses can try to approach the topic of divorce with their husband or wife but before bringing up the dreaded “D” word, there are a few issues to become familiar with to make the divorce process easier for both you and your spouse.

These days, we all hear a lot about bullying in America’s schools. But as we all know, bullies aren’t just in the schoolyard; eventually, they grow up. You might even be married to one.

Not only can your partner’s high intensity play a role in causing the deterioration of your marriage, it can also create unique challenges in your divorce. Even so, the right divorce lawyer and a few simple tips can help you keep your finances and sanity intact while divorcing a domineering parter.

Most people going through divorce in Arizona experience a range of emotions and how their divorce will impact their children, where they live and their finances. One way to reduce the stress divorce can cause is to understand the way divorce will impact your finances and what documents you should have in order before starting the divorce process.

The financial implications of divorce can be complex and downright confusing in some cases. That is why it is important for individuals to collect and gather their financial documents before the divorce to reduce the stress as well as save time and money in the long run.

It is perhaps no secret to Arizona readers that heavy consumption of alcohol often engenders problems on the job and at home. A study that began in the mid 1980s and lasted over 15 years targeted the effects of excessive alcohol use on marriages. After reviewing the data culled from following the progress of almost 20,000 marriages, the study concluded that marriages where one spouse drank heavily were more likely to end in divorce.

At the outset of the study, couples were asked to respond to a number of questions, particularly about the consumption of alcohol as well as emotional distress. As the couples were tracked over the course of the study, those that divorced were noted. One apparent conclusion from the reported results was that heavy use of alcohol threatens marriage.

One of the more difficult issues to resolve in an Arizona divorce proceeding is the joint ownership of a family business. In many of these instances, one of the parties spends far more time working in the business than the other. Regardless, the owners of a family business are best served by specifically addressing the ownership structure post-divorce, as well as the respective responsibilities for the continued operation of the business entity.

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