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Use of the UCCJEA in Dependency Cases in Arizona

Posted on : September 12, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
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 […]

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Grandparents Cannot Obtain Custody of a Child From a Parent

Posted on : September 12, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Grandparents Cannot Obtain Custody of a Child From a Parent

Gandparents Cannot Obtain Custody of a Child From a Parent Arizona law allows only a parent to commence a child custody hearing. Does that statute prevent a court from awarding custody to a grandparent? Does it depend on whether a parent currently has custody? In the case Marshall v. Superior Court, 701 P.2d 567 (Ariz. […]

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Effect of Denial of Visitation on Child Support Payments

Posted on : September 9, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Effect of Denial of Visitation on Child Support Payments

Effect of Denial of Visitation on Child Support Payments Under Arizona law, every parent owes a duty to support their children financially. This is true even if the parent with custody refuses to allow the other parent visitation with the children. What if the noncustodial parent takes the child to another state and sues for […]

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Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona

Posted on : September 8, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
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 […]

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