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.
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.
Family is at the heart of what many Arizona residents consider to be most important. Some families consist of mom, dad, brother and sister; other families may only have one parent, more siblings or no siblings. Then, there are those who long to have a family. Unfortunately, many of those longing for a family are children who are a part of the family law and foster care system or are couples unable to have children of their own. In both of these cases, adoption can be the life-changing.
Marriages do not last forever. Prior to walking down the aisle, the Arizona couple typically dreams of living happily ever after. Unfortunately, this dream will one day end – either with death or divorce. In preparation for this inevitable end, a prenuptial agreement can be a useful tool in planning ahead to be certain that specific assets are appropriately distributed. Family law attorneys can assist in this matter.