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Modification of Settlement Agreement in Arizona

Posted on : January 11, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Modification of Settlement Agreement in Arizona

Modification of Settlement Agreement in Arizona Couples divorcing in Arizona can draw up their property settlement agreements and parenting plans. The custodial parent¬†may waive child support. The courts approve these plans, but they are not always obligated to enforce them. Must a court enforce a penalty clause in an agreement waiving back child support in […]

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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. A trial court has the inherent power to appoint a guardian ad litem for a child witness. However, the appointment can conflict with the […]

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Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights

Posted on : January 5, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights

Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights New York law allowed the state to terminate the rights of parents if the court found that a child was “permanently neglected.” The law required that a “fair preponderance of the evidence” support that finding. Does the Due Process Clause require a higher standard than preponderance of the […]

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