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The Superior Court is Not the Only Court That Can Decide Issues of Paternity in Arizona

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
The Superior Court is Not the Only Court That Can Decide Issues of Paternity in Arizona

The Superior Court is Not the Only Court That Can Decide Issues of Paternity in Arizona Arizona law provides that the superior court has exclusive jurisdiction to determine paternity or maternity. Does this law preclude the Industrial Commission from determining the dependency of a minor seeking Worker’s Compensation death benefits? The Court of Appeals considered […]

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Actions May Constitute Acceptance of a Life Estate

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Actions May Constitute Acceptance of a Life Estate
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Domestic Relations Court Prohibited from Providing Custody Rights to Step Parents

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Domestic Relations Court Prohibited From Providing Custody Rights to Step Parents

Domestic Relations Court Prohibited from Providing Custody Rights to Step Parents Arizona law only allows an actual parent to file custody and visitation actions. Can a stepmother seek custody when she has been the primary caregiver for years? The Court of Appeals considered this issue in Olvera v. Superior Court, 815 P. 2d 925 (1991). […]

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Use of the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act in Arizona Paternity Cases

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Use of the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act in Arizona Paternity Cases

Use of the Uniform Declaratory Judgements Act in Arizona Paternity Cases Arizona law only allows parents the right to file for custody of a child. In cases of children born out of wedlock, a man has to prove paternity before being entitled to visitation with his child. However, for many years putative fathers had a […]

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In Loco Parentis Visitation With a Child By a Step Parent

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
In Loco Parentis Visitation With Child By a Step Parent

In Loco Parentis Visitation With a Child By a Step Parent Arizona courts allow nonparents to petition for visitation rights in certain cases. The statutes were largely intended to allow grandparent visitation. How do they apply to a same-sex couple when one partner was the birth mother? The Court of Appeals considered this issue in […]

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Best Interests Standard Does Not Apply When a Third Person Seeks Custody of a Child in Arizona

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Best Interest Standard Does not Apply When a Third Person Seeks Custody of a Child

Best Interests Standard Does Not Apply When a  Third Person Seeks Custody of a Child in Arizona Arizona law recognizes a parent’s fundamental right to raise his or her children. When a grandparent refuses to return a child to the custodial parent, the parent can file a habeas corpus petition. Can the judge hear arguments […]

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Father’s Name on Birth Certificate

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Fathers Name on Birth Certificate

Father’s Name on Birth Certificate | What You Should Know Father’s Name on Birth Certificate: What you need to know.  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 […]

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Extra-Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Extra Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate

Extra-Judicial Adoption Issue in an Arizona Probate Only those having an interest in a Last Will and Testament can contest it in Arizona. This includes the legitimate children of the deceased, since they are natural heirs. Another statute made all natural children legitimate children with inheritance rights, including kids born out of wedlock. This applies to […]

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Personal Jurisdiction Over a Non Resident in an Arizona Child Support Case

Posted on : October 11, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Personal Jurisdiction Over a Non-Resident in Arizona Child Support Case

Personal Jurisdiction Over a Non Resident in an Arizona Child Support Case Arizona courts only have jurisdiction over non-resident parents if they have sufficient contacts with the state. Otherwise, a court violates due process by hearing a case involving non-residents. When a non-resident father requests an Arizona court to lower his court support payments, does […]

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