What do you do if you have a covenant marriage and you want a divorce but you do not meet the requirements?

If you no longer want to be married to a person and you have a covenant marriage and you do not meet the requirements to get a divorce you can at least protect yourself and get a legal separation.  In order to obtain a legal separation the court has to find that one of the following is true:
 
1. The person being served with the petition for dissolution (the Respondent)…

Terminations of Parental Rights in Arizona

Questions often arise in our practice about a biological parent “giving up custody” as a way to avoid any future responsibility for the payment of child support for their minor child or children.  Another question is “how do I terminate the biological father’s/mother’s parental rights so that my new spouse may adopt the child or children?”.
 
The bases and…

Revocable Trusts versus Irrevocable Trusts

Many clients choose to include a Living Trust in their Estate Plan.  One reason to do so is to avoid the necessity of the filing of a probate action to transfer property when the client dies.  Many of these trusts are revocable however some clients choose to declare their trust irrevocable.  There are estate tax implications to trust planning, so a discussion with your CPA or tax accountant…