Nominated and Accepted as Three Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm

PRESS RELEASE The Edwards & Petersen, PLC Has Been Nominated and Accepted as Three Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm in Arizona For Client Satisfaction   The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Arizona’s Family Law Firm, Edwards & Petersen, PLC as Three Years 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction. The American …

The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer

Making the decision to end your marriage is never an easy one, but something that can provide some comfort and peace of mind is knowing that you’re represented by a Mesa divorce lawyer. Before you jump the gun and hire just anyone, or initiate the process of filing for divorce, it’s important to get some big questions out of the …

The Consent Divorce Process

Getting a divorce with the help of a Mesa divorce attorney doesn’t have to be a contentious and divisive process. In fact, many couples are not only in agreement about their divorce but also committed to working together to resolve any issue in the divorce–such as how property will be divided–without litigation. For these couples, getting a divorce via a …

Grounds for Being Awarded Full Custody of Children as part of Divorce

A divorce can be a painful event for both parents and their children. The essential thing judges seek to determine when it comes to who gets custody of the children after a divorce is the children’s best interest. If parents are seeking full custody, they must be able to prove that other custody options available are not in the best …

About Covenant Marriage in Arizona

In a covenant marriage, couples agree to go for pre-marriage counseling before tying the knot. It also entails that the couples accept more limited grounds for divorce, if that becomes an option in the future. The couples who decide to participate in a covenant marriage also agree to wait for a longer time, more than one year from the time …

How Pregnancy Can Hinder the Results of Your Divorce

The divorce process is typically much more straightforward for couples without children than it is for parents. But what about parents-to-be? When one spouse is pregnant, the pregnancy does affect their divorce – sometimes, making it unrealistic for the couple to divorce until the baby is born. If the pregnancy resulted from the affair you are citing as your grounds …

Most Common Factors Contributing to Fatal Car Accidents in Mesa

The state of Arizona witnessed 856 fatal car accidents in the year 2016, a number that resulted in the deaths of 952 people, and calculates to the death of approximately 2.61 persons per day. This high rate of death and the frequency of fatal car accidents in our state are unacceptable, and facts that our Mesa car accident attorneys at …

5 Valid Reasons Couples in Mesa Get Divorced

If you have ever thought about when to get a divorce in Mesa, AZ, you are certainly not alone. In fact, according to a recent study, Mesa has the 13th fastest growing population of divorcees in the entire country, many of whom work with the help of a Mesa divorce attorney. In 1970, only 3.5 percent of the people in …

Social Media Dos and Don’ts During a Marriage

The rise of social media changed how we interact with each other and the world. Today, marriages have to manage the role social media will play in their lives, and depending on how couples approach social media, it has the capacity to strengthen martial bonds or even drive couples toward divorce. To protect your marriage from a social media-related divorce, consider …

New Arizona Child Support Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Effective April 1, 2018, Arizona adopted new child support guidelines designed to ensure each parent contributes a proportional share toward their child’s total support. The goals of these guidelines include complying with state and federal law, providing guidance to courts and parents, and establishing reasonable, consistent standards of support. The guidelines apply to all natural and adopted children, whether born …