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MLB's Next Steps with Chapman under Policy Not Quite Clear Yet
It is unclear whether Major League Baseball will have sufficient evidence to discipline Aroldis Chapman under its new domestic-violence policy.

Grandfather Left 5-Year-Old Alone in Arizona Desert with Loaded Gun, Sheriff Says
In a bizarre case, a 53-year-old man has be accused of endangering his granddaughter by leaving her alone in the Arizona desert with a loaded gun with which she was instructed to "shoot any bad guys." He says he went off to get "a few drinks and a cheeseburger."

Child support responsible for their well-being
One of the most contentious parts of a couple’s separation when a child is involved is the amount of child support that is required to be paid by the non-custodial parent.

Divorce without Court: Ben and Jen Prevent a Divorce War
Movie stars Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are settling their divorce through mediation, foregoing the use of attorneys. Using this method protects their confidentiality and saves their children from the trauma of parental confrontation.

Jared Fogle's Wife Announces Intent to File for Divorce, Family Issues Statement Regarding Son's "Criminal Behavior"
Jared Fogle's wife, Katie, has filed for divorce after it was revealed that he was arrested on charges of distributing and receiving child pornography charges and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors. He has pled guilty and faces a possible prison sentence 30 years and up to $1.4 million in fines.

Police: Amber Alert Issued for Abused Arizona Girl Cancelled
The abusive parents of a 7-year old Arizona girl have turned themselves in after attempting to flee so that they could avoid relinquishing child custody to the state.

Legally Speaking: Next Gay Rights Battle in Arizona to Focus on Children, Adoption
Now that the United States Supreme Court has declared that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, the next issue faced by gay rights activists will relate to the adoption of children.

Divorce Can Lead to Happiness According to Study
University of Arizona researchers have found that women who ended low-quality marriages were happier than those who stayed married.

Ugandan Boy Remains in Arizona, But Custody in Dispute
Luwasi Mohammed, known as Little Lewis, came to Arizona from Uganda last year for spinal surgery. He remains here while an international custody dispute unfolds.

Arizona Native Michelle Branch Files For Divorce
Singer Michelle Branch is ending her 11-year marriage to her former bassist and seeking joint custody of the couple's daughter.

Social Media and Divorce
You may be surprised to learn that if you opened up a social media account during your marriage and shared photos, posts or videos, your account may be considered marital property. A social media clause in a divorce decree can help to establish ownership of an account after divorce and may even be used to keep parties from posting details about the proceedings for others to see

CenturyLink glitch delays support checks to AZ families
Almost 200 Arizona families went without child support checks this holiday season due to a computer problem that originated with the state's internet service provider.

Dramatic Increase In The Number Of Children In Arizona CPS/DCS Custody
Over recent years, the amount of children in out-of-home care has increased dramatically in Arizona to the most in any of the 50 states.

Gay Parents Take Steps to Make Families Legal
A gay couple with two children living in Arizona are navigating the state laws relating to adoption by a same-sex spouse.

Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' Can Get a Divorce
An Arizona court has decided to allow divorce proceedings involving transgender individuals that have officially amended their birth certificates.

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