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Fathers Rights in Arizona

Posted on : August 10, 2017
Fathers Rights in Arizona.
Fathers Rights in Arizona Fathers rights in Arizona presents an interesting issue. Many fathers are not aware they have the same rights in an Arizona divorce or child custody case as a mother has. This misperception that mothers are afforded greater rights than fathers can sometimes lead to a father taking an overly and unnecessarily […]

What You Need to Know about Child Abuse and Custody

Posted on : June 26, 2017
What You Need to Know about Child Abuse and Custody
What You Need to Know about Child Abuse and Custody Child custody cases can be some of the most emotionally-charged litigation matters. Understandably, most mothers and fathers are extremely protective over their relationship with their children, and nothing kicks this instinct into overdrive like someone threatening to separate them from their kids. Many times, in […]

Same-Sex Marriage and Child Custody in Arizona

Posted on : May 9, 2017
Same Sex Marriage and Child Custody in Arizona
Same-Sex Marriage and Child Custody in Arizona In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, declaring that the Constitution protected the right of same-sex couples to marry. This required Arizona courts to reinterpret family law in Arizona in same sex marriages. Many aspects of marriage and divorce law had to be altered to […]

Failing to Appear for a Child Custody Hearing in Arizona

Posted on : May 1, 2017
Failing to Appear for a Child Custody Hearing in Arizona
Failing to Appear for a Child Custody Hearing in Arizona The Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, examines in Brenda D. v. Department of Child Safety (DCS), Z.D.(minor child),(2017), whether a parent’s 25 minute tardiness to a juvenile court parental termination hearing constitutes a “failure to appear” within the meaning of Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) […]

Prohibiting Consumption of Alcohol as a Condition of Parenting Time

Posted on : April 20, 2017
Prohibiting Consumption of Alcohol as a Condition of Exercising Parenting Time Visitation in Arizona
Prohibiting Consumption of Alcohol as a Condition of Parenting Time in Arizona The Arizona Court of Appeals-Division One rendered a decision in Dawson v. Dawson. Justice Rebecca White Berch delivered the decision for the appeals court, in which Presiding Judge Kent E. Cattani and Judge Lawrence F. Winthrop joined. Background of the Case Father and […]