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CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT IN PHOENIX

Need help enforcing your court orders? For many parents, child support is necessary to care for their children after a divorce. When your ex-spouse fails to provide such support, you may be unable to adequately provide for your children. Our Phoenix child support attorney can advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the support you need after a divorce. When you work with Steven N. Cole, LLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of a compassionate and understanding attorney. Our family lawyer is firmly committed to every client's well-being, placing a special emphasis on individual client relationships to...

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TYPES OF CUSTODY IN ARIZONA

Work with Our Phoenix Child Custody Attorney Child custody legally determines how each parent will care for their child after their marriage has ended. Because these terms influence each parent's right to make key decisions and spend time with their children, it is a primary concern in most divorces and modifications. Steven N. Cole, LLC can help you seek a ruling that is optimized to meet your needs and the needs of your child. At our firm, we pride ourselves on providing the representation families need to maneuver a wide range of circumstances. Our counsel is backed by more than 20 years of dedicated...

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THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A DIVORCE COUNSELOR

With the divorce rate hovering around the 50 percent mark in the United States, more couples are turning towards counseling to help cope with divorce. Divorce counseling also called divorce therapy, is a fairly new concept in the mental health field, and is a therapeutic process for those who are either contemplating divorce, going through a divorce or still suffering feelings of pain or humiliation from a divorce. A divorce counselor can assist in helping an individual grow personally and adjust to life during and after divorce. When you begin to think your marriage is heading in the wrong direction and you feel...

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MONEY WOES WEAKEN MARRIAGES

Research has shown that low-income couples are less likely to marry and more likely to divorce than couples with more money. According to researchers at the University of California, money problems, drinking and drug use is the cause of this trend. However, researchers say that lower-income people value the institution of marriage as much as those with greater incomes. A study which was published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, suggests that efforts to strengthen marriages of lower-income people need to focus on the problems faced by these people instead of just promoting the value of marriage. In the study, co-authors Thomas Trail...

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FEARS OF DIVORCE MAY BE KEEPING YOUNG COUPLES FROM MARRIAGE

In the United States today, the percentage of married adults has reached an all time low. Researchers form the University of Central Oklahoma and Cornell University conducted a study, which was published in the December 2011 issue of Family Relations, into the diminishing rate of marriage by interviewing 122 people in cohabitating relationships. By interviewing these people, the researchers found that 67 percent of these cohabitating couples had fears about the emotional, financial, social and legal consequences of divorce, and the worries of having to deal with the fallout of divorce , made them leery of marriage. The researchers found that middle-class couples had a...

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MAKING YOUR DIVORCE EASIER

Going through the divorce process is an emotional, stressful time in a person’s life, which is even made even more difficult when the divorce is a “bad” one. According to one counselor and mental health consultant, Diana Dodson, divorcing couples need to learn how to have a more amenable divorce, especially when there are children involved.Dr. Dodson states that it is difficult for divorcing couples to not have feelings of anger, getting even with the ex-spouse, blaming the spouse for the marriage problems, not accepting responsibility for the marriage break-up, denying problems exist, putting children in the middle, feeling like a failure or...

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HOW PARENTAL ALIENATION CAN AFFECT YOUR DIVORCE

For many families, the difficulties associated with divorce iron themselves out as everyone becomes accustomed to their new way of life. For others, ending their marriage is the beginning of their problems. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is a harmful condition that can occur after divorce when one parent tries to alienate their child from the other. This is damaging to all members of a family, and should be avoided whenever possible. Parental Alienation Syndrome is caused by repeated attacks on another parent's character. This can occur intentionally, as one party frequently casts the other in a negative light or prevents them...

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MAINTAINING YOUR PRIVACY IN A HIGH ASSET DIVORCE

When working through a divorce, no one wants the details of their private lives revealed and in cases of high net worth, maintaining privacy can be especially challenging. Couples are often active members within their community and private details which surface during a divorce have the potential to irrevocably damage personal and business relationships. At the Law Office of Steven N. Cole, LLC, we understand the importance of maintaining confidentially and there are several steps which spouses can take in order to preserve as much of their privacy as possible. When concerns regarding confidentially are at the forefront of a divorce,...

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Children & Divorce – HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH DIVORCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

While the holidays are a joyful and festive time for many, this time can be difficult for children who are dealing with the divorce of their parents. If you are currently in the process of divorce or have recently separated from your spouse, there are several things you can do to help your children cope with this change during the holiday season. 1. Plan Ahead for Holiday Gatherings When children have to divide their time between two households, the holiday season can become a bittersweet time. If you are making plans for any holiday get-togethers this year, make an effort to coordinate with your...

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