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Dividing retirement benefits in divorce by QDRO

Dividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce Qualified Domestic Relations Order: Retirement Benefits in Divorce Many couples, anxious to complete the divorce process sometimes overlooked how retirement benefits will be divided as part of the divorce settlement. There are different processes for dividing retirement benefits depending on the type of retirement plan. Lots of acronyms and abbreviations...
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Terminating Parental Rights

Terminating Parental Rights TERMINATING PARENTAL RIGHTS- Parental rights and child welfare policy in the United States has transitioned many times between a focus on the maintaining the relationship between parents and children as the primary goal to ensuring children do not remain in abusive homes. The Supreme Court first recognized parental rights in 1923 and...
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Small Estate Affidavit of Succession

Avoiding Probate with a Small Estate Affidavit – The Affidavit of Succession Small Estate Affidavit of Succession- Many people wonder whether or not they have to go through probate when a loved one dies with a small estate. There are alternatives to probate that we, at Arizona Statewide Paralegal, can help you with when you...
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Getting Grandparent Visitation Rights-Part 2

GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS Grandparent Visitation Rights-Part 2 is a continuation of our previous post Grandparent Visitation Rights-Part 1. In Part 1 we discussed the background and history of grandparent visitation.  Part 2 discusses the process of preparing and filing a Petition to Establish Grandparent Visitation Rights. According to Arizona law the court may grant grandparent...
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Self Service Divorce Forms in Arizona

TRIED THOSE SELF SERVICE DIVORCE FORMS AND PACKETS? Filing for Divorce in Arizona on your own is possible to do and many people in Tucson and Phoenix attempt it and are successful. But the Self Service Divorce Forms and packets can be a daunting task.  The Arizona Superior Court does offer self service divorce forms...
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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Arizona -Part I

GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS Grandparent visitation rights started to become an issue during the 1970s, according to many commentators who write on the issues affecting grandparents. This issue coincided with the no-fault divorce laws that were enacted across the country beginning in 1970. California was the first state to enact no-fault divorce when it became effective...
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Divorce vs Legal Separation

DIVORCE vs LEGAL SEPARATION When contemplating divorce or legal separation both parties may wonder which is better?  When a marriage is ending, one or both spouses may be wondering what the difference is between a divorce or legal separation. There are many similarities and very distinct differences between a legal separation and a divorce. When...
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Legal Health Documents-by Shannon Trezza

No one likes to have the conversation about what will happen if they become seriously ill or injured. However, planning for these possibilities, though it may be difficult, helps your loved ones deal with the challenges they might face should you become incapacitated. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...
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