Family Law Posts

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

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

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 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 Have to Pay Alimony After a Divorce?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Should Women Have to Pay Alimony? When couples get divorced, one of the most common concerns is money. Alimony, referred to as spousal maintenance in Arizona, was...

Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Three Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century In 2013, Jeff Landers wrote an article in Forbes based on his book, "Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally – What...

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

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.What is ‘Marital Waste'? Marital waste occurs when one spouse intentionally wastes or squanders community funds or assets or when they spend lavishly for their own...

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...

Prison May Not Affect Child Custody Rights for Arizona Parents

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Arizona family courts do not take the termination of parental rights lightly. The belief that incarcerated individuals automatically lose all legal rights as parents is...

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

We sat down with knowledgeable Arizona attorneys Robert Newell and Mark Shields to discuss prenuptial agreements. Read on to learn five helpful prenup tips straight from the experts!1. A PRENUP OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN With divorce rates so high in today’s cynical,...

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

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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