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Power of the Court to Appoint a Guardian for a Child in Arizona

Posted on : January 11, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Power of the Court to Appoint a Guardian for a Child in Arizona

Power of the Court to Appoint a Guardian for a Child in Arizona A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed to represent those unable to represent themselves, like minor children. Generally, a trial court has the inherent power to appoint a guardian ad litem for a child witness. However, the appointment can conflict with […]

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A Minor’s Right to Be Heard in a Child Custody Case

Posted on : January 10, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
A Minor’s Right to Be Heard in a Child Custody Case

A Minor’s Right to Be Heard in Child Custody When an attorney is appointed for a child in a parental rights case, the attorney represents the child’s interests before the family court. If the matter goes up on special action, should the child be joined as real party in interest? Should the appointed attorney represent […]

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Suitable Notice for a Child Custody Hearing

Posted on : January 9, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Suitable Notice for a Child Custody Hearing

Suitable Notice for a Child Custody Hearing A parent is entitled to receive adequate notice before a hearing on modification of child custody. Failure to provide sufficient notice violates due process rights. What constitutes adequate notice? Is one day notice sufficient to prepare a defense to a petition for modification of custody in Arizona? In […]

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Notice of Child Support Hearing in Arizona

Posted on : January 5, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Notice of Child Support Hearing in Arizona

Notice of Child Support Hearing A parent is entitled to receive adequate notice before a hearing on modification of child support. Failure to provide sufficient notice violates a parent’s due process rights. What constitutes adequate notice? How is notice impacted by a court’s suggestion that it will not consider a modification of child support? In […]

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