Proceed With Caution: A Teenage Parent

Everyone knows a teenage parent. This is usually someone who accidently had a little fun during his or her teenage years and ended up with a beautiful bouncing baby. However, that teenager was likely feeling like his or her life had ended. Imagine being 16 years old...

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How to Transfer a Guardianship to Arizona

Guardianships are more common than you think. Many times people have to get a guardianship of a minor whose parents cannot take care of him or her. Guardianships are also common in situations where a parent has an adult child with a disability and the child cannot...

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Tips: Terminating Parental Rights

When you're a single parent, and doing it all by yourself, the issue of terminating parental rights of the absent parent may be an option. Here are 6 tips that can help you consider whether this is something you want to pursue. The other parent wants to terminate:...

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What to Do When A Court Mistake Happens

Like the rest of us, Judges and court staff are human, which means they are not perfect, and from time to time, the court makes a mistake. The court mistake could be harmless, like mistyping a name, or harmful, like miscalculating an amount for child support....

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The Pros And Cons of Court Mediation

What is Private Mediation? Private mediation is where the parties agree to hire a private mediator outside of the court. This is usually someone who is highly skilled in mediation and has significant familiarity with family law. What are the Pros of Private Mediation?...

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Emergency Custody Orders: But Will The Judge Agree?

Tips to consider when getting an emergency order Far too often parents rush to the courthouse to try and get emergency custody orders. It is not surprising. Parents going through a messy divorce or custody case are extremely stressed out. Little things bother parents...

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Same Sex Parents And Legal Paternity

How Does The Court Determine Paternity When Parents Are The Same Sex? Laws regarding same-sex parents are just now beginning to come into focus, particularly when the question of parenthood comes up. Arizona has long had statutes that automatically presume paternity...

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Family Court and School Choice Decisions

School choice for divorced parents can be a minefield of conflict. Where your children go to school is one of the most important decisions to make as a parent. This is an issue that often rears its head in family court. What happens when two parents with joint legal...

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Child Support Case Study: The Baseball Player

What Tony Womack Taught Us About Child Support Tony Womack was member of the Arizona Diamondback’s 2001 World Series Championship Team. No one has stolen more bases in Diamondback history. In 2010, Womack filed to modify his child support obligation. At that time,...

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How to get your Ex out AND keep the house

  If you are going through a divorce or you expect to be going through a divorce, one of the most common priorities for women is getting your husband out of the house now. Sharing space with someone you are looking to divorce can be awful. Your home is supposed to be...

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