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When Should You Call A Child Support Lawyer?

While even the most amicable divorce can be a distressing process, when you add children and child support into the mix, this definitely ups the ante, so to speak. As an experienced Arizona child support lawyer, I can help with many child support-related issues. Of course, parents who were not married also can face these

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Arizona Equine Attorney: Contract & Litigation Services

Arizona Equine Attorney: Contract & Litigation Services At Schmaltz Law Offices, we like to say that we protect what you value the most, and that definitely includes horses. In Arizona, there are about 177,000 horses residing in our state, the majority of which are domesticated. For many of these owners, an equine attorney can be

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Is It A Gift Or Just Paying Bills?

Is It A Gift Or Just Paying Bills? Here is a typical scenario in a divorce case:  One spouse moves out of the marital home and files for divorce. For the next 10 months, he or she continues to pay the $1,800 mortgage, and two car payments of $400 each to ensure their credit isn’t

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Kids calling the stepparent “Mom” or “Dad”

Kids calling the stepparent “Mom” or “Dad” Ending a relationship or marriage is tough for most parents. It’s especially painful when your children refer to your spouse’s new significant other as “Mom” or “Dad”.  These parental labels may be at the urging of the parent or inadvertent by the child.  Either way it can be

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Pet Custody Disputes

Pet Custody Disputes For many people, pets play an important role in the family: protector, children’s playmate, exercise buddy and best friend. When a couple can no longer make their relationship work and living apart is inevitable, the pets are often caught in the middle.  According to American Veterinary Medical Association, in 2012 there were

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Marital Dissolution and Feelings of Anger

Marital Dissolution and Feelings of Anger A marital dissolution is upsetting, especially if one spouse has cheated. Add in the legal formalities, which include the division of assets and debts, and custody issues if there are children, and you have a nerve-racking situation.  Arizona is a no-fault state, which means the courts don’t look at

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Children and the Housing Crisis

Children and the Housing Crisis It’s no surprise that a recent report found Arizona children have been hit hard by the foreclosure crises and recession.  Twelve percent (12%) of Arizona kids live in households that have already lost their home to foreclosure or are likely to go through a foreclosure sale in the near future.

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Tips for Divorcing Parents

Tips for Divorcing Parents Parenting plans that focus on the kids Let kids be kids. Parents who are able to minimize drama and work together to be effective co-parents will be better off, and so will their kids.  Find ways to show support for your kid’s academic and athletic talents, and create parenting time schedules

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