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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Feds Target Adoption Tax Credit

Q: Will adoptive parents lose the federal tax credit?

Most people think of divorce and the breaking up of a family when they think of a family law attorney. However, many family lawyers also help build families through traditional adoption or step-parent adoption.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Complicated Issue of Frozen Embryos in a Divorce

Q: What happens to a couple’s cryopreserved embryos if they divorce?

Arizona divorce attorneys are there to help navigate a couple’s transition from "I do" to "I'm done". Part of the journey out of wedlock often involves factors like the division of assets, spousal support, and child custody and support.

Generally, issues surrounding the division of assets are separate from issues of child custody and support. One deals with your property and the other deals with your children. But sometimes…the line between the two is blurred.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Arizona Ruling Rocks Same-Sex Parental Rights

Q: Should paternity rights in Arizona be gender-neutral?

The Arizona Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, has ruled in the McLaughlin case, that paternity rights in Arizona would be interpreted as gender-neutral. 

The impact of this ruling is a legal victory in same-sex Arizona legal decision-making and parenting time cases for non-biological intended parents. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Winning a Custody Battle

Q: What happens if I have to fight for custody of my child?

Sometimes, when people separate or divorce in Phoenix, they are able to amicably work through the necessary steps of dividing their assets, parting ways and moving on with their lives. But when a couple shares children, the break is not as “clean” because the couple will remain tied to each other on some level by co-parenting those children.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Options for Arizona Delinquent Child Support Fugitives

Q: What happens if I stop paying court-ordered child support?

In Arizona, child support arrest warrants are serious business. Failing to pay required child support or to show up for a hearing at which the amount of the monthly child support payment was to be set, could make a parent a fugitive, subject to arrest.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

When a Child Dies While in the Care of the Other Parent’s New Partner

Q: What can I do if I feel my child isn’t safe around my ex’s new partner?

Many things about getting a divorce aren't easy, especially when there are children involved. Transitioning from living under one roof to two roofs is usually hard on the children.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Q: Why and how is paternity established?

Establishing paternity in Arizona can benefit both the child and biological father by creating "legal, emotional, social and economic ties" between them.  Paternity is defined as the state of being a father, so establishing paternity is proving through genetic DNA testing that a man is someone’s biological father.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Arizona Parental Rights Case May Impact Same Sex and Heterosexual Divorces

Q: Does the non-biological parent of a child through artificial insemination have parental rights in a same sex marriage and divorce in Arizona?

Establishing paternity in Arizona, once a rather straightforward business, is in the news.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

From Arson Allegations to Arrows

Q: Can domestic violence involve a bow and arrows?

Phoenix Family law attorneys see their fair share of domestic conflicts through the eyes of their clients. While it is always upsetting to witness, it’s particularly distressing when children are the victims.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Families

Q: Where can I get relief from domestic violence?

Arizona Family law attorneys see firsthand how the fallout from drug or alcohol addiction or other unfortunate circumstances can drive couples to divorce and tear families apart.

Domestic violence takes many different forms.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

When Mommy Threatens the Children

Q: What happens if a parent threatens the safety of their child?

Every night across America parents tell their children to go to sleep. Some might add an acceptable reason like they have to get up early or have a big day tomorrow. Others might use an exasperated tone if the kids are too slow to comply. But when a Scottsdale single mom reportedly told her two girls to "go to sleep so that she could kill them both and so the three of them could be in heaven together without their father", that was a big red flag that Read more . . .

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