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What if the Opposing Party is Lying?

What if the Opposing Party is Lying?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. What if the Opposing Party is Lying? In every courtroom in America, somebody lies under oath. It probably happens every single day.  To make things...

COVID-19 and Parenting Orders

COVID-19 and Parenting Orders

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. Parenting Orders During the COVID-19 Pandemic A frequent question child custody clients have asked us is should their parenting orders still be...

5 Tips for Parents Preparing for a Custody Battle

5 Tips for Parents Preparing for a Custody Battle

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. The Dos and Don’ts of Custody Battles and Arizona Child Custody Laws When parents get divorced, things can get a bit messy in all areas of the...

Selecting your Divorce Attorney (Our Arizona Divorce Exclusive)

Selecting your Divorce Attorney (Our Arizona Divorce Exclusive)

This Arizona divorce guide was written to help you and others like you navigate the difficult and unfamiliar divorce process. This helpful, free PDF was written specifically for those who are going through divorce in Arizona. Download today. The divorce process is...

High-Asset Divorce: Three Common Challenges

High-Asset Divorce: Three Common Challenges

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.High-Asset Divorce: Three Common Challenges High-asset divorces often entail unique challenges because so much is at stake. Couples in this situation should be cautious...

Study Reveals Correlation Between Gender Roles and Divorce

Study Reveals Correlation Between Gender Roles and Divorce

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Study Reveals Correlation Between Gender Roles and Divorce Did you know that two-thirds of separations are initiated by women? But what is it that leads a woman to file...

What to Look for When Hiring a Family Law Attorney

What to Look for When Hiring a Family Law Attorney

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law. Things to Look for in a Family Law Firm A family law firm is one that specializes in legal issues that families face. These issues include but are not limited to...

The 3-Year Mark is a Turning Point in Relationships, Study Says

The 3-Year Mark is a Turning Point in Relationships, Study Says

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Study: The 3-Year Mark is a Turning Point in Relationships People used to talk about the seven-year itch, the time when many couples reevaluated their marriage and...

Should Women Pay Alimony?

Should Women Pay Alimony?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.When couples get divorced, one of the most common concerns is money. That’s why Arizona divorce attorneys spend much of their time trying to help their clients with...

The Divorce Rate: Three Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century

The Divorce Rate: Three Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.After analyzing the divorce rate and the causes of divorce, author Jeff Landers wrote the book, “Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally.” His 2013 Forbes article...

It’s not Uncommon to Feel Hesitation When You Decide to Divorce

It’s not Uncommon to Feel Hesitation When You Decide to Divorce

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.It's Not Uncommon to Feel Hesitation When you Decide to Divorce For many Phoenix-area couples, a decision to end a marriage is soon followed by legal action, but that...

How Can I Prove ‘Marital Waste’ From My Spouse?

How Can I Prove ‘Marital Waste’ From My Spouse?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Arizona Divorce Laws: What is Marital Waste? Marital waste occurs when one spouse intentionally wastes or squanders community funds or assets or when they spend...

Study: Hesitation Before Marriage Could Predict Divorce

Study: Hesitation Before Marriage Could Predict Divorce

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Study: Hesitation Before Marriage Could Predict Divorce According to a study recently published in the Journal of Family Psychology, there may be a way to indicate...

20 Divorce Facts for 2020

20 Divorce Facts for 2020

They say hindsight is 20/20, so here are 20 interesting statistics about divorce as we begin 2020 and prepare for the post-New Years divorce filings (see #8).1 REASONS Some of the most common reasons given for divorce by divorcing couples are: lack of commitment,...

INTRODUCING THE LAWGIVERS

INTRODUCING THE LAWGIVERS

This confluence of lawgivers from many different backgrounds, religions, time periods and cultures is poetic. It speaks not only to the diversity of the many legal forebears to whom America is indebted but also to the great diversity inherent to the American...

5 Tips for Arizona Prenuptial Agreements

5 Tips for Arizona Prenuptial Agreements

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law.We sat down with knowledgeable Arizona attorneys Robert Newell and Mark Shields to discuss prenuptial agreements. Read on to learn five helpful...

Life, Law, and Running Marathons

Life, Law, and Running Marathons

The lessons I learned over the next several months taught me quite a bit about life. That goes without saying. Throughout that process, I was surprised at how many parallels there were between running 26.2 mile races and . . . family law.The beginning About seven...

40 Facts About Two Parent Families

40 Facts About Two Parent Families

In the 1960s, for example, nearly 95 percent of babies were born to couples who were married. Today, 40 percent are born to women who are either single or living with a non-married partner. THE AMERICAN FAMILY TODAY The “typical” American family has changed radically...

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