Quick Guide to Guardianship Types in Arizona

Quick Guide to Guardianship Types in Arizona

What Is Guardianship? A guardianship gives a person other than the legal parent the ability to care for a child, including, but not limited to, taking possession of the child, enrolling the child in school, making medical decisions for the child, and acting as a...
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption

Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption

Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption Q. I am trying to find out if I have to involve the biological father in the last-name change and joint custody or some type of legal rights to my fiancé of my 5 year old daughter. The biological father is not on the birth...
Termination of Parental Rights

Termination of Parental Rights

Here’s a typical tale of Arizona Termination of Parental Rights… Minnie and Mickey had a baby eight years ago named Missy. They were never married. They entered into an agreement and filed it with the court that gave Minnie sole legal decision-making and...
What Rights Do I Have as a Father?

What Rights Do I Have as a Father?

Depending on the type of case you are involved in, you will likely have very different rights as a Father. The law treats Fathers very differently depending on the situation. Unfortunately, the law has not afforded all of the protections that Mothers have for Fathers...
Drug Testing In Arizona Family Court

Drug Testing In Arizona Family Court

“I believe the Mother of my child may be using drugs. I found a pipe. She’s lost so much weight. I’m just not sure my child is safe and I have no proof that the Mom is using drugs.” Many times, suspected drug or alcohol abuse is an issue in a...
Severance or Termination of Parental Rights

Severance or Termination of Parental Rights

First step in severance or termination of parental rights A parent, or any person or agency who has a legitimate interest in the welfare of a minor child, may seek to terminate or sever a natural parents’ rights for various reasons. The motivation to seek termination...