Do you want a Better Divorce? Part 1 covered what a Better Divorce is and Part 2 explains what the process looks like and possible issues.
A better divorce exists. Divorces are often emotion-filled and endless drains of time and money.
ICWA has a number of protections, but they can be summed up with two words: participation and difficulty.
ICWA is designed to benefit an Indian child by protecting the child’s cultural and familial bonds to the child’s Indian tribe. In the culture of many Indian tribes, the tribe is the child’s family.
ICWA affords opportunities for an Indian child’s family and tribe to participate in any DCS case involving an “Indian child.”
Legal Separation will divide all of the assets and debts, and award legal decision-making (custody), parenting time, child support and/or spousal maintenance.
Divorce is the legal process of dissolving your marriage. It is also typically referred to as a dissolution of marriage action.
Paternity is the legal process of establishing the paternity of a child. A paternity action cannot be filed until after the child is born and can be initiated by either the parent of the child.
In Arizona a stepparent can adopt their spouse’s child. This can provide permanency to a child who does not have a relationship with their other biological parent and many times has never had a relationship with the other parent.