As an attorney practicing both criminal defense and family law, I often handle cases in which one parent accuses the other of domestic violence. If my client has been accused, the question is always the same: can I lose custody of my children because of such accusations?Arizona law no longer refers to “child custody.” Instead, parents have rights … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence – Child Custody (Legal Decision-Making)
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The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) admitted recently that it filed inaccurate child support liens in at least 8,241 cases. The Department is tasked with helping enforce child support orders and tracking the payments, which, in some cases result in liens against property when payments are not made. The department improperly filed … [Read more...] about Arizona Files Thousands of Improper Child Support Liens
Children Ordered to Talk to Their Father or Be Found in Contempt.In any divorce where custody of the children is contested, absent an agreement between the father and mother, the decision is left to the ineffective, expensive and arbitrary court system. Judicial officers (judges and commissioners) are to consider the “best interest” of the … [Read more...] about Divorce and Custody Turns Absurd
Custodial interference is a felony. A person commits custodial interference if they keep the child from the parent who should have time with the child. Although the statutes in Arizona take custodial interference seriously, law enforcement is often reluctant to get involved. Police officers frequently refer to family cases as a "civil matter" and … [Read more...] about What is Custodial Interference?
If you as a parent have filed for divorce or are seeking sole or equal decision making of your minor children, the court must decide what is in the child’s best interests, if you and your spouse cannot agree.If your spouse alleges you abuse alcohol or drugs, most likely the court will require you to be drug tested. Usually this is a urine test … [Read more...] about Divorcing Parents – Avoid Alcohol Abuse, Illegal Drugs, or Excessive Prescription Drug Use #DivorceAttorney
My wife recently gave birth to our first child. Words cannot describe what it was like to first see him, hold him and care for him. Do you remember seeing your first child for the first time? Did you think about how much you wanted to protect that defenseless baby? How much you wanted to do things right?I have so much to learn as a parent, … [Read more...] about Careful the Things You Say, Children Will Listen #ParentingTimeAttorney