Blog Posts in 2016

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  • Order of protection - What happens?
    Order of protection - What happens?

    The short post below is based on real client experience. Don't let it happen to you. You've been served with an order of protection or an injunction. You have one chance and one only to beat the ...

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  •  Juvenile Dependency - Must be Determined at the time of the Hearing
    Juvenile Dependency - Must be Determined at the time of the Hearing

    Juvenile dependency is a gut wrenching process. The juvenile courts seek to find the best alternatives for a child or children caught up in a dependency. The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled, that ...

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  •  Parental Relocation with Children May Require 1 year wait
    Parental Relocation with Children May Require 1 year wait

    So you want to relocate with your children from the State? The Arizona Supreme Court just handed down a clarifying decision on relocation and settlement agreements. The Court in Murray v Murray CA-CV ...

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  • The Party Seeking Visitation Must Prove That Denying Visitation will Substantially Impair the Child's Best Interest.
    The Party Seeking Visitation Must Prove That Denying Visitation will Substantially Impair the Child's Best Interest.

    In Goodman v. Forsen, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the "special weight" regarding a fit parent's decision to oppose visitation between a child and a non-parent, such as same-sex partners, ...

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  •  In or Out of Wedlock - Same-Sex Parenting Issues, Visitation and Adoption.
    In or Out of Wedlock - Same-Sex Parenting Issues, Visitation and Adoption.

    In August of 2015, the Arizona Supreme Court dealt with an interesting challenge to visitation, Same-Sex parents, and adoption. What if one parent of the same sex partnership adopts a child and then ...

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  • Can the Court make up any portion of military retirement pay waived to received disability benefits post-decree?
    Can the Court make up any portion of military retirement pay waived to received disability benefits post-decree?

    The Court in Howell v. Howell answered just this question. Although the Courts are precluded from dividing any portion of military retirement pay waived for disability benefits, the Court is not ...

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