Paternity Case Do’s and Don’ts

If you are involved in a paternity case, there are things you can do to improve your position on the case. Similarly, there are mistakes that you should avoid during the course of your case. For legal advice about what to do and what not to during your paternity case, contact Attorney Hope Fruchtman and […]

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In Loco Parentis: What a Case Entails

In Arizona, when a person who is not a natural parent to child seeks visitation rights, they may be able to claim in loco parentis status. In loco parentis means that the person held a position similar to a parent to a child and should have visitation rights. When this is established in court, the […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Parenting Time

When parents are separated and share custody, it is important to make the most of your parenting time. This is important for your children and the development of their relationship with you. By valuing your parenting time, you can potentially pursue modification of your child custody order in the future. For advice related to your […]

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Minor Guardianship: Why You Need a Lawyer For Your Case

Obtaining guardianship over a minor child requires compliance with certain procedures and findings from a court. When a person has guardianship over a child, then they have authority over the custody, care and control of the child. A guardianship provides certain rights and responsibilities. For assistance with minor guardianship cases, contact Attorney Hope Fruchtman and […]

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Arizona Child Support Case Do’s and Don’ts

Going through child custody and child support in Scottsdale AZ can be complicated and emotional. It’s important to handle the situation with the delicacy it deserves. Unfortunately, people can get caught up in the emotions. Here are some Arizona child support cases do’s and don’ts advice from Attorney Hope Fruchtman. Dos 1. Do work with […]

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Terminating Parental Rights: What to Do Next

When a case to terminate a parent’s rights is brought before a judge in family court, this petition is taken very seriously. When a parent’s rights are terminated, they can no longer make any decisions regarding the child, do not have any obligations to the child, and is removed from the birth certificate. Judges want […]

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In Loco Parentis: What It Is and Why You Need a Lawyer

When a child is not in the parent’s direct care, it may be unclear who is responsible for the child at that time. Even in school settings or in after care programs, there is someone that has a legal duty to the child. These instances when a child is away from their parents show that […]

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Can I Adopt My Stepchildren? What’s the Process?

Adopting step children requires compliance with certain procedures and factual findings from the court. Because parental rights are highly protected by the Constitution, a court will be very careful before authorizing an adoption. To determine if you are able to adopt your step children and to ensure that the process is done correctly, contact Attorney […]

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How the Annulment Process Works in AZ

Under Arizona law, obtaining an annulment means that the courts consider your marriage null and void, as if it had never happened in the first place. If you want to annul your marriage, it’s a good idea to have an experienced family lawyer such as Attorney Hope Fruchtman to guide you through the sometimes complex […]

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When to Bring a Family Law Attorney Onto Your Case

Attorney Hope Fruchtman is a Scottsdale AZ family law attorney. As the founder of the Fruchtman Law Firm, she specializes in various family law matters including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, pre-nuptial agreements, post-divorce enforcement and modification, military divorce, state step-parent adoption, paternity, and juvenile law. You may not need an attorney in all cases. […]

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