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My Underage Son or Daughter Was Injured in an Accident, and We Agreed to a Settlement – What’s Next?

Posted on : February 28, 2017, By:  Hildebrand Law
My Underage Son or Daughter Was Injured in an Accident and we Agreed to a Settlement What's Next

My Underage Son or Daughter Was Injured in an Accident, and We Agreed to a Settlement – What’s Next? Injuries sustained by minors in accidents are a common occurrence.  However, the process for resolving the claim isn’t an easy one to accomplish without the assistance of an attorney.  The proverbial red tape for resolving a […]

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What to Say to Kids About Divorce

Posted on : February 14, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
What to Say to Kids About Divorce

What to Say to Kids About Divorce It is difficult enough raising children in a loving and functional family environment, but throw in a divorce and the ensuing drama could take on a life of its own. Divorce is hard and you may not know what to say to kids about divorce. It’s even harder […]

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Surname of an Unmarried Couple’s Child in Arizona

Posted on : February 14, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Surname of an Unmarried Couples Child in Arizona

Can a Mother Change the Last Name of a Child Born During Marriage For many years, it was the tradition for a child born to a married couple to take the surname of the father. Did this tradition give the father a protectable paternity rights in Arizona? In Laks v. Laks, 540 P.2d 1277 (Ariz. […]

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Time Limit to Establish Paternity in Arizona

Posted on : February 14, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Time Limit to Establish Paternity in Arizona

Time Limit to Establish Paternity in Arizona An Arizona statute, A.R.S. § 12-631, sets a one-year period that an unmarried woman can bring a paternity suit against a putative father. Does this limitations statute apply to paternity actions brought under other state statutes? In State v. Christensen, 508 P. 2d 366 (1973) the Arizona Court […]

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Changing a Child’s Surname in Arizona

Posted on : February 13, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Changing a Childs Surname in Arizona

Changing a Child’s Surname in Arizona In Arizona in yesteryear, a father had a protected interest in his child bearing his surname. Is this still the law in Arizona despite the arrival of parenting equality? Does it matter if the child is born between two parents who were not married to each other? In Pizziconi […]

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Jurisdiction for Dependency Petitions

Posted on : February 13, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Jurisdiction for Dependency Petitions

Jurisdiction for Dependency Petitions Under the Uniform Child Custody Act, a child’s domicile is usually that of his parents. Domicile at the beginning of a case determines the court’s jurisdiction. That is, if parents and a child live in Arizona at the beginning of a case, Arizona has jurisdiction. What happens if parents live in […]

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Attorney’s Conflict of Interest

Posted on : February 13, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Attorneys Conflict of Interest

Attorney’s Conflict of Interest Attorneys in Arizona cannot accept representation against prior clients where they might devolve confidential information. If they do, they are subject to disqualification and sanctions. In Lalliss v. Hagerty et al., No. 1 CA-CV 15-0545 FC, the Arizona Court of Appeals discussed this issue. This decision was unpublished, which means it […]

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Domestic Violence and Parenting Time in Arizona

Posted on : February 10, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Domestic Violence and Parenting Time in Arizona

Domestic Violence and Parenting Time in Arizona A family court must decide whether a parent presents a danger to a child. If so, it must protect the child by limiting that parent to supervised parenting time. A court that grants such a parent unsupervised parenting time abuses its discretion. In Campbell v. Stephens– 1CA-CV 15-0830 FC, […]

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Time Limitations for Collecting Child Support Arrearages in Arizona

Posted on : February 9, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Time Limitations for Collecting Child Support Arrearages in Arizona

Time Limitations for Collecting Child Support Arrearages in Arizona A parent must be given notice when the other parent registers child support orders from another state in Arizona. Is the other parent bound by the amount of child support arrearages listed in that notice if she fails to object? In AZDES/Taylor v. Pandola; 1CA-CV 15-0191 […]

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Supervised Parenting Time in Arizona

Posted on : February 9, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Supervised Parenting Time in Arizona

Supervised Parenting Time in Arizona A family court’s focus in custody matters is the best interests of the children. This is true in the initial parenting time determination, but also in modifications of parenting time. Under what circumstances is supervised parenting time in Arizona in a child’s best interests? In Pressly v. Love, No. 1 […]

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