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Personal Jurisdiction Necessary for an Arizona Court to Determine Child Support Arrearages

Posted on : November 23, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Personal Jurisdiction Necessary for an Arizona Court to Determine Child Support Arrearages

Personal Jurisdiction Necessary for an Arizona Court to Determine Child Support Arrearages A divorced mother residing in Arizona can sue her ex-spouse for back child support. But can she sue in an Arizona court when the child support order was issued in another state and the father has no contacts with or property in Arizona? The […]

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Modification of Child Custody Orders Involving a Child Abduction in Arizona

Posted on : November 23, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Modification of Child Custody Orders Involving a Child Abduction in Arizona

Modification of Child Custody Orders Involving a Child Abduction in Arizona Generally, an Arizona divorce court determines custody issues if the children are before the court. What if the children are only before the court because they were abducted by a noncustodial parent? The Arizona Court of Appeals discussed this issue in the case Stuard […]

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Temporary Child Custody Orders in an Arizona Divorce Decree

Posted on : November 23, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Temporary Child Custody Orders in an Arizona Divorce Decree

Temporary Child Custody Orders in an Arizona Divorce Decree In a dissolution of marriage proceeding, some custody and support orders are temporary. They are only effective during the divorce. The custody and support orders in the dissolution decree are more permanent. The terms cannot be changed unless the couple’s circumstances change. What happens when the […]

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How is Property Purchased During Marriage With Sole and Separate Property Treated in an Arizona Divorce

Posted on : November 18, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
How is Property Purchased During Marriage With Sole and Separate Property Treated in an Arizona Divorce

How is Property Purchased During Marriage With Sole and Separate Property Treated in an Arizona Divorce In Arizona, property owned by a couple during marriage can be held separately by one of the spouses. It can also be community property, owned by both spouses. In certain cases, separate property of one can become the community […]

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Industrial Commission Must Recognize Validity of Superior Court Ruling Regarding Marital Status

Posted on : November 18, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Industrial Commission Must Recognize Validity of Superior Court Ruling Regarding Marital Status

Industrial Commission Must Recognize Validity of Superior Court Ruling Regarding Marital Status A surviving spouse whose husband dies in a work-related accident can get monthly death benefits in Arizona. If she remarries, the monthly payments from worker’s compensation benefits cease. But if the second marriage is annulled, can the spouse seek reinstatement of the monthly […]

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Does the Death of a Spouse Prevent a Judge from Issuing a Divorce Decree in Arizona

Posted on : November 17, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Does the Death of a Spouse Prevent a Judge From Issuing a Divorce Decree in Arizona

Does the Death of a Spouse Prevent a Judge from Issuing a Divorce Decree in Arizona? It takes two to marry, but only one to divorce in Arizona. That is, one spouse can obtain a divorce whether the other wants to call it quits or not. But what happens if a spouse dies during divorce […]

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Using Community Funds to Pay a Mortgage on a Spouse’s Sole and Separate House

Posted on : November 17, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Using Community Funds to Pay a Mortgage on a Spouses Sole and Separate House

Using Community Funds to Pay a Mortgage on a Spouse’s Sole and Separate House In a divorce, separate property belongs to the spouse holding title, while community property belongs to both spouses. Generally, property that is acquired separately remains separate during the marriage. Under certain circumstances, separate property “transmutes” into community property. If a spouse […]

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Overturning a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity

Posted on : November 9, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Overturning a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity

Overturning a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity When an Arizona court is altering custody or visitation orders, it must hold a hearing to determine what arrangement is in the child’s best interests. Does the court have to determine if it is in the child’s best interests to order paternity testing to rebut a voluntary affidavit of […]

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Standard of Proof to Challenge Paternity of a Child

Posted on : November 9, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Standard of Proof to Challenge Paternity of a Child

Standard of Proof to Challenge Paternity of a Child Paternity blood testing allows a court to determine a child’s biological father. Generally, courts order paternity testing when a child is born out of wedlock. This often happens when the mother wants the father to provide financial support for the child. However, a putative father may […]

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