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Changing Judges in an Arizona Divorce

Posted on : December 14, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Changing Judges in an Arizona Divorce

Changing Judges in an Arizona Divorce The right to a change of judge is considered a matter of grace in Arizona. Either party can obtain a change of judge by following the dictates of Rule 42(f)(1), Ariz. R. Civ. P. But what happens when the judge the party seeks to remove declines to be removed? […]

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Court’s Jurisdiction Over Procedural Requirements

Posted on : December 14, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Court's Jurisdiction Over Procedural Requirements

Court’s Jurisdiction Over Procedural Requirements In In re Marriage of Dorman, 9 P.3d 329 (2000), the appellate court considered a promissory note signed only by one spouse. Facts and Procedure Mr. Cabrera and Mrs. Cabrera divorced in March, 1999. The judge awarded them joint legal and physical custody of their child. They shared parenting time […]

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Community Liability for a Debt Guaranteed by the Other Spouse

Posted on : December 14, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Community Liability for a Debt Guaranteed by the Other Spouse

Community Liability for a Debt Guaranteed by the Other Spouse When a marriage ends in Arizona, both the community assets and the community debts are divided between the spouses. As part of the process, a court must determine which debts belong to each individual spouse. In Vance-Koepnick v. Koepnick, 3 P.3d 1082 (1999), the appellate […]

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Courts Cannot Appeal Orders Preparatory to Final Orders

Posted on : December 14, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Courts Cannot Appeal Orders Preparatory to Final Orders

Courts Cannot Appeal Orders Preparatory to Final Orders You can’t bring an appeal from every single decision a court makes. Even if a decision is communicated in an “order,” it might not determine any rights. In Arizona, you can appeal final orders that determine rights, but not orders preparatory to the final order. If you […]

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