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Use of the UCCJEA in Dependency Cases in Arizona

Posted on : September 12, 2016
Use of the UCCJEA in Dependency Cases in Arizona
Use of the UCCJEA in Dependency Cases in Arizona Under Arizona law, a dependent child is one whose parents are not taking appropriate care of him/her. It includes a child who is destitute or not provided with the necessities of life. It also includes a child whose home is unfit. This could be because of […]

Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona

Posted on : September 8, 2016
Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona
Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona Under Arizona law, a child can be declared dependent if her parent or parents are unable to parent. The court can also sever parental rights to allow for a permanent placement for the child. Does it violate the due process rights of an incompetent parent […]

Hostile Communications: A Basis to Modify Child Custody In Arizona

Posted on : July 6, 2016
Hostile Communications as a Basis to Modify Child Custody Orders in Arizona.
Hostile Communications: A Basis to Modify Child Custody in Arizona The Arizona Court of Appeals in the unpublished case of McGinnis v. McGinnis reviewed a trial judge’s ruling granting Mother sole legal decision making of the parties’ children. The father was also order to pay child support, as well as child support arrearages. Father appealed […]

Parenting Time With a Non-Biological Child in Arizona

Posted on : April 20, 2016
Parenting Plan With Non-Biological Children in Arizona.
Parenting Time With a Non-Biological Child in Arizona In the unpublished Arizona Court of Appeals case of Thomas v. Caldwell, the superior court’s denial of Gary Thomas’ motion for new trial resulted in an appeal. On appeal, the court must review the record to determine whether the Superior Court was in error. Thomas and Caldwell […]

Mutual Acts of Domestic Violence and Child Custody in Arizona

Posted on : April 20, 2016
Mutual Domestic Violence and Child Custody in Arizona.
Mutual Acts of Domestic Violence and Child Custody in Arizona In the unpublished decision in Okubena v. Montag, the Arizona Court of Appeals reviewed the decision of family court regarding its orders pertaining to legal decision making, parenting time and child support when acts of domestic violence had occurred. Father and Mother are the unmarried parents […]