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Idaho finally approves international child support treaty

Arizona parents may be interested to learn that state lawmakers in Idaho finally conceded, passing a federal child support mandate that is a part of an international treaty signed by numerous countries. Idaho legislators had initially rejected the bill by one vote, putting in jeopardy the U.S.'s participation in the treaty and potentially making it difficult for parents everywhere to collect child support owed to them.

New law helps Arizona parents in custody battles

When a child is abducted by a noncustodial parent and taken to a foreign country, it can be difficult to get that child back home. From a diplomatic standpoint, putting too much pressure on another government to return an American citizen could strain relations between the two nations. Furthermore, it can be difficult for the custodial parent to go back and forth between the two countries throughout the legal process.

Prenuptial agreements and protecting assets

Arizona residents who are contemplating marriage may want to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement in order to protect themselves and their assets. In some cases ,they may be unable to get their fiances to agree to one. Prospective spouses should thus be aware of ways in which they might be able to protect their assets in the absence of a prenuptial agreement.

Survey highlights divorce risks associated with social media

The rapid growth of social media in the last decade has had a profound impact on the lives of couples in Arizona and around the nation, but a new survey demonstrates that all of that additional on-line socialization may present new divorce risks. The temptation to touch base with old relationships from previous years is cited as a common cause of friction leading to divorce.

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