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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 This decision was unpublished, which means it […]

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