Family Law

Child Custody

Divorce is challenging for everyone involved. Your life may feel chaotic and confusing, especially if you are negotiating issues related to child custody. In many cases, an experienced child custody attorney can provide unparalleled help and support during this difficult time. Here's how we can help at ARTEMiS Law Firm. The basics of Arizona child custody laws You've likely heard of the term "child custody." It's a commonly-used term that refers…
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Spousal Support

In Arizona, alimony is called spousal support. There is no automatic calculator or particular formula that a court follows. A court will consider, among other things, these factors: - Length of marriage - Age and earning ability of the spouses - Standard of living during the marriage - Ability to pay spousal support - Contribution to the marriage Spousal support for those with special needs children requires a special approach. Cost…
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Paternity

Do you need help with paternity of a child? ARTEMiS attorneys can help you navigate the court process for this area of the law. A paternity lawsuit is the legal process to confirm the true identity of a child's biological parents. Either parent can initiate a paternity lawsuit and the court may order a DNA test and award legal decision making, parenting time, and child support based on those results. A…
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Adoption

If you're interested in learning more about the adoption process in Arizona, or finding help on your way through it, our lawyers at ARTEMiS Law Firm can help. While we give a brief overview of the process below, there are many nuances to Arizona adoption laws, so please call our attorneys to discuss your particular situation. ARTEMiS Law Firm also proudly represents LGBTQ+ families in adoption proceedings. The adoption process can be either…
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Special Needs Cases

We all know that raising a family is challenging. When one of your loved ones requires special needs services, the challenges (and rewards!) double. A standard, cookie-cutter approach to divorce, trusts, guardianships, and child support proceedings often does not work. A special needs lawyer can help. Here's what you should know about special needs cases. Why you should work with an Arizona special needs lawyer In Arizona, the availability of special…
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Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between two parties before they are married. A post-nuptial agreement, on the other hand, is an agreement between the parties after they are married. In both cases the agreement relates to how the parties' assets and property will be treated during their marriage, upon divorce, or at the death of a spouse. In Arizona, a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement is a written contract which defines and identifies each…
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