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Helping children cope after divorce

Divorce is typically difficult for every member of the family, especially children. Nevertheless, with the support of their parents, children are able to find happiness and stability after their parents have divorced in Arizona or elsewhere.

New tax rules could impact 2019 alimony agreements

Arizona couples who divorce in 2019 or later will be operating under new tax rules when it comes to alimony. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, alimony that is paid as part of a divorce agreement will no longer be tax deductible. Meanwhile, alimony payments will no longer be considered taxable income. This is the exact opposite of the way alimony has been taxed for the past 76 years.

The pros and cons of a child custody nesting arrangement

Some Arizona parents who are getting a divorce might have heard about a practice called nesting. This involves the children remaining in one home while parents take turns living there with them. Nesting can help children adjust to the divorce, but it also requires a high level of cooperation between parents. Furthermore, it is important for children to understand that the arrangement does not mean parents will be getting back together.

Financial complications of gray divorce

The divorce rate for those aged 50 or older has approximately doubled since the 1990s. This means more Arizona residents than ever before are facing the financial hardships that come with a so-called gray divorce. There are many ways in which these sorts of divorces are more costly and more complicated than those earlier in life.

I-864 Affidavit of Support valid despite conflicting prenup

The community property laws in states like Arizona require marital property to be divided equally when couples divorce. Couples who wish to establish alternative arrangements sometimes enter into prenuptial contracts, but these agreements may not be valid in all situations. One such case involved a wealthy California real estate agent who married a Turkish citizen in 2009. The man entered into a prenuptial contract before getting married, but he also signed an I-864 Affidavit of Support pledging to assist his wife financially once she settled in the United States.

Having full faith in Arizona custody laws

When a couple divorces, each person may stay close to home to stay connected with their children. However, what would happen if one or both parents move to another state? The good news is that a custody order remains in effect regardless of where one or both parents live. This is generally referred to as the full faith and credit custody law.

Ways to divorce with less hassle

Divorce is sometimes the best option for estranged Arizona couples, but this does not mean that dissolving a marriage is always easy or cheap. There are some tips that might allow people to avoid some of the financial and emotional burdens that a divorce could cause.

Gun and domestic violence case in hands of Supreme Court

Arizona residents who have previous domestic violence convictions are federally prohibited from owning or possessing guns. Under the Lautenberg Amendment, even those with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions may face up to 10 years in federal prison if they are caught in possession of a gun.

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.

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