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Ben Stevens Presents at the Annual Convention for the State Bar of Arizona

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 28, 2022

Ben Stevens Presents at the Annual Convention for the State Bar of Arizona Ben Stevens, Principal Attorney in the Family…

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South Carolina Child Support: What to Do If Your Ex Stops Paying

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 21, 2022

If your ex stops making child support payments, it can be a difficult and frustrating experience. You may feel like you’re unable to provide for your child since the expenses related to raising a child certainly don’t stop just because you haven’t received your child support check yet. Or you may simply feel resentful that your ex is not fulfilling…

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Divorce and Cryptocurrency: How the New Currency is Affecting Property Settlements

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 16, 2022

As if the divorce process wasn’t downright messy and complicated enough, our high-tech modern world has decided to invent a brand-new type of asset for divorcing couples to fight over –cryptocurrency. What is Cryptocurrency? Simply put, cryptocurrency is a type of digital asset that uses cryptography to secure its transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin,…

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Reputation Management During High-Profile Divorces: How to Protect Your Good Name

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 14, 2022

No one ever expects their divorce to become a high-profile media circus, but for celebrities and other high-profile individuals, it can happen all too easily. When divorce proceedings become public knowledge, every little detail is scrutinized by the press and in the court of public opinion. If you are going through a high-profile divorce, it is more important than ever…

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The Most Important Question to Answer Before Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 9, 2022

There are many things to think about when deciding to get divorced. It’s an emotional time and it can feel like your whole life is going to fall apart. You might be questioning your ability to trust those closest to you or you may be resigned to the divorce and simply questioning how you’ll rebuild a newly single life post-divorce.…

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How to Co-Parent Better This Summer School Break

By J. Benjamin Stevens | June 7, 2022

Summer break is a time for children to relax and enjoy themselves. However, for parents who are going through or have been through a child custody battle, it can be a difficult time, as routines and schedules that everyone has depended on throughout the academic year are altered to allow for summer camps, vacations, or just more time with family…

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Using a Lifestyle Analysis During High-Asset Divorce Cases: How to Secure Your Future

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 26, 2022

When a couple decides to divorce, the division of assets can become a heated and contentious issue. If one spouse is wealthy and the other is not, it can be especially difficult to come to an agreement. In some cases, a lifestyle analysis may be necessary in order to fairly divide the assets. In this article, we will explore what…

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3 Myths About Divorce Lawyers: Debunked!

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 24, 2022

If you are considering a divorce, you may be wondering about the process and what to expect. One of the biggest decisions you will make is who to hire as your divorce lawyer. You may have heard some myths about divorce lawyers that may have made you hesitant to hire one. In this blog post, we will debunk those myths…

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The Essential Elements of a Well-Written Child Custody Agreement

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 19, 2022

When parents break up, child custody becomes one of the most important issues to resolve. A child custody agreement is a document that outlines who will have physical and legal custody of the child, as well as parenting rights for the other parent. It is essential that this agreement be written clearly in order to avoid any confusion or conflict…

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What are the Top 5 Questions High Asset Individuals Ask about Divorce?

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 17, 2022

Divorce is never an easy process, no matter how much money you have. No one gets married thinking divorce may be in their future, no matter what the current divorce statistics show.  When you are a wealthy couple, some people assume the money you share will decrease the likelihood of your marriage failing, but it’s been my professional experience that…

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Divorce and Money: 5 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 12, 2022

Divorce can be a very difficult time, both emotionally and financially. The life you’re used to is gone, and you must face the future, which will often be filled with some level of uncertainty due to changing finances. Where your family likely was supported by two incomes, your future may only be supported by one, especially if you won’t qualify…

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Help! My Child Resists Going to See Their Other Parent – What Do I Do?

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 9, 2022

If you are going through a divorce or have joint or shared custody of your children, you may be struggling with the fact that your child resists going to spend time with their other parent. This can be a very difficult situation to deal with, especially if you don’t know what to do about it. In this article, we will…

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The Dangers of Asking for Too Much in a Child Custody Case

By J. Benjamin Stevens | May 5, 2022

No one goes into a child custody case expecting to lose. Unfortunately, many people do exactly that by asking for too much in their initial pleadings. If you’re considering divorce and have children, or even if you’re considering a modification to a current child custody order, it’s important to remember that the decisions you make during this time will impact…

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The Dangers of Divorcing a Day-Trader: How to Protect Yourself Financially

By J. Benjamin Stevens | April 28, 2022

If you are married to a day-trader, it is important to understand the potential dangers of a divorce. A day-trader’s income can be extremely volatile, and this can create a lot of financial stress in a marriage. There will be times when your spouse makes a lot of money, and there will be times when they lose money. This volatility…

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3 Critical Things Not to Overlook in a Same-Sex Divorce

By J. Benjamin Stevens | April 26, 2022

A same-sex divorce can be just as complex as a heterosexual divorce. In many cases, the parties involved may not even realize all the issues that need to be addressed. If you are considering a divorce, it is important to understand all the potential pitfalls to try to avoid them. In this blog post, we will discuss three critical things…

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COVID-Related Divorce Trends: Which Ones Are Here to Stay?

By J. Benjamin Stevens | April 14, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on many aspects of society, and the divorce rate is no exception. In this article, we will explore some of the most notable COVID-related divorce trends that have developed since 2020, when the pandemic first shut the world down, as well as which trends are most likely to continue in the years…

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