Families throughout Arizona and elsewhere encounter different scenarios in which it is necessary to have someone to care for and make important decisions on behalf of a minor child or incapacitated adult. In these situations, the court will appoint a guardian to facilitate this role. Guardianships are an important part of family law; however, some readers may be unsure of exactly what this role entails.
Arizona families might have a family member or friend who has served honorably in the military. Some of the brave men and women who have volunteered to lay their lives on the line to protect the United States have actually been called upon to do so. Many of these people, though fortunate enough to survive, can face lasting injury and emotional trauma, and in cases of military divorce, a veteran may suffer more than a civilian counterpart.
A long and happy marriage may have been your dream on your wedding day. You may have looked forward with joy to having children, helping them grow and sending them off into the world. The retirement years are those that many couples anticipate most because they can see the fulfillment of all their years of hard work together.
Husband and wife smiling at each other while the children pose with them in front of a beautiful holiday setting. This is often what the Arizona resident sees when he or she checks social media or opens the mail during the holiday season. Then, to add fuel to the fire, visits with friends and family make one believe that all is well in each of these relationships and struggles are few and far between. These are just a few of the reasons that family law attorneys often see a spike in new divorce cases as the new year begins.