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Thank you for visiting the Scottsdale, Arizona divorce attorney and estate planning blog published by Hildebrand Law, PC. I am Chris Hilderband - the founding Arizona divorce and estate planning attorney of Hildebrand Law, PC. I am fortunate to work with some very great people who just happen to have amazing legal talent. Please allow me to introduce you to our team of experienced Arizona divorce attorneys.

The first picture starting from the left is, well, me - Chris Hildebrand. The next picture is of our always very funny but wickedly smart divorce attorney, Tracey Van Wickler. The picture in the middle is the very likeable "big guy" of the group of Arizona family law attorneys, Michael Clancy. The fourth picture above is of the very talented "outdoorsman" of our group of Scottsdale divorce and estate planning lawyers, Kip Micuda. Lastly, the final picture to the right is our always happy fun to be around and very smart divorce attorney, Amber Mied, who joins the firm as an "of counsel".

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Adding the Father's Name to Your Child's Birth Certificate

When the need arises to establish paternity for your child who is under 18 years of age, you can do so fairly easily as long as both parents are in agreement regarding the identity of the biological ...
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How Do I Get an Order of Protection?

Too often, cases of domestic violence result in physical and emotional damage to parents and their children. In many cases, the escalation is slow. The level of violence built up at a rate that left ...
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How to Modify Parenting Time in Arizona

A modification to a custody order can be made when parents ask the court to change a custody decision that was made previously. When parents file for legal separation or divorce and they cannot agree ...
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How Can I Stop My Divorce from Proceeding?

If your spouse files a Petition for Divorce and you aren't ready to give up on your marriage, it can be extremely devastating. If, after your spouse files, you still don't want to get ...
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How Do I Ensure that I Will Be Able to Enforce My Prenuptial Agreement?

The prenuptial agreement, according to Arizona law, is defined as "an agreement between prospective spouses that is made in contemplation of marriage and that is effective upon marriage." ...
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Reclaiming Your Maiden Name After Divorce

The Arizona divorce process can be long and many find it to be draining. It may even leave you feeling out of control. Regardless of what has happened in the past, it can help to remind yourself that ...
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How Does the Court Determine Alimony, Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance?

One of the main concerns during divorce proceedings is the determination of alimony, spousal support, or spousal maintenance. All result in one spouse paying the other spouse monetary support after a ...
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How Do I Enforce Parenting Time in Arizona?

When your divorce is final, the court will issue a divorce decree. Your divorce decree outlines the details of your parenting plan. If at any time after the divorce, parenting time and visitation as ...
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How Do I Modify Alimony or Spousal Support?

If you already have a divorce decree in hand, but you feel that the spousal support/alimony is not adequate for the current situation, you can request a modification. Modification of Spousal ...
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Top 3 Benefits of Co-Parenting

Many parenting plans put in place by Arizona judges in recent years depend upon successful co-parenting. The actual custody arrangement can vary: joint custody with shared responsibility for major ...
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How Long Does it Take to Complete a Legal Separation?

When it becomes apparent a marriage is ending, there are two main choices: divorce and legal separation. Getting a divorce is a last resort for married couples leading many to opt for legal separation ...
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How Do I Get Sole Custody of My Children?

Many who are considering divorce in Arizona procrastinate filing because they are worried about child custody issues. If you find yourself in this category, you've probably asked yourself so many ...
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How Does the Court Determine Alimony, Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance?

One of the main concerns during divorce proceedings is the determination of alimony, spousal support, or spousal maintenance. All result in one spouse paying the other spouse monetary support after a ...
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Top 5 Benefits of a Legal Separation | Hildebrand Law, PC

Individuals and couples who are interested in ending their marriage will often compare legal separation and divorce. Some assume that a legal separation is pointless if they are already sure that ...
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How Do I Start a Legal Separation in Arizona? | Hildebrand Law, PC

<p>Many are familiar with the basics of an Arizona divorce, but not as many are aware of how to start a legal separation in Arizona. The legal separation in Arizona is similar to dissolution of ...
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How to Begin a Divorce in Arizona | Hildebrand Law, PC

A divorce, or dissolution of marriage as it is referred to legally, is the court procedure used to end a marriage. The individual who "starts" the divorce is termed the Petitioner, while the ...
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What Do You Need to Do When You Are Served Divorce Papers

The Arizona Divorce Process Regarding What to Do When You Are Served Divorce Papers It is important not to ignore the papers that have been served upon you. The summons that was served upon you will ...
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Lawyer Sanctioned for Instructing Client to Delete Facebook Posts!

Almost all divorce lawyers are aware how helpful or damaging posts on clients' Facebook pages can be in a divorce or child custody case. We are seeing more and more Facebook and other social media ...
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Is a Presumption of Equal Parenting Time Good for Children?

Renowned psychologist, Dr. Phillip Stahl, spoke at the 2015 American Bar Association Spring Family Law Conference on the subject of whether a presumption of equal parenting time makes sense. The title ...
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Arizona Legislative House Bill May Prevent Your Next Move With Your Children.

You may be interested in knowing about the Arizona Legislature's House Bill 2519 if you share custody and parenting time arrangements with another parent. Arizona Revised Statute Section 25-408 ...
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Things You Can Do to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Children

As a divorce attorney who has practiced family law for twenty years, I have personally observed the impact a divorce has upon children. Although I am not a psychologist nor a counselor, I have had the ...
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Are You Legally Separated When You File for Divorce in Arizona?

Many people have asked if they are legally separated as soon as they file for divorce in an Arizona family law court. The filing of a divorce petition in Arizona does not render you legally separated ...
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Child Custody Laws AZ | Modifying Child Custody Orders in Arizona

As a general rule, you cannot modify child custody, now referred to as legal decision making, or parenting time until at least one year has passed since the last child custody or parenting orders were ...
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Arizona Court Enforces No Contest Provision in an Arizona Family Living Trust.

It is common for individuals to include a "no contest" (i.e., in terrorem ) clause in their Living Will and/or Family Trust in Arizona. The provision typically provides that an heir to the ...
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Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity Inducts Six Arizona Judges Into its Hall of Fame.

The Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity announced the entry of six Arizona judges into its CLEO Hall of Fame. Judge Maurice Portley of the Arizona Court of Appeals was appointed as one of the six ...
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