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Common Factors that Lead to Divorce

Did you know that approximately 45% of marriages end in divorce in the U.S.? There are many reasons that lead to couples divorcing each other, whether amicably or disputed. Let’s look at some of the common factors that lead to divorce: 1.   Extramarital Affairs Adultery or infidelity is a key reason for divorce. It shakes up trust […]

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Financial Support for Older Children

Divorce is often devastating for families with children and even more financially challenging for the custodial parent.  Biological parents are required by law to provide monetary support to a child or children. Scottsdale Child Support Attorney Hope Fruchtman, uses Arizona Support Guidelines to determine the amount of money needed to support each child.  You will […]

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What is considered “income” in Arizona Child Support

Every parent’s situation is different, so what one person pays for child support isn’t necessarily appropriate for another. That’s why the state of Arizona bases child support payments on individual income. Our Scottsdale child support lawyers at Fruchtman Law Firm are here to help you navigate this often-confusing system and know what to expect. What is […]

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New AZ Child Support Guidelines

At Fruchtman Law Firm, our Scottsdale child support lawyers will help you navigate Arizona’s new child support laws. Your Scottsdale family lawyer will explain how Arizona’s Income Shares Model works. Any child support order reflects your child’s best interests without creating an undue or imbalanced financial burden on either the custodial parent or the parent without full-time […]

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Divorce Versus Legal Separation: What is best for me?

In Arizona, you have two choices when you want to end your marriage – a legal separation or a divorce. They differ in a few key ways, although they have in common that you will no longer share financial responsibility for one another, your property gets divided, and you’ll create a custody arrangement for children […]

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When to Consider Child Custody Modification

While it would be nice if a child custody agreement would never need amendment, in truth, life changes. That means you change the custody agreement to suit life. What Necessitates a Child Custody Modification? Many reasons exist for parents needing to modify a child custody agreement. The most common reasons include: Moving to a new […]

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Arizona Grandparents Rights

Fruchtman Law Firm Weighs In On Arizona Grandparents Rights Should grandparents have the right to visit their grandchildren?  Is there anything in the law to prevent this?  Discover what Arizona has to say about this issue and why it might be beneficial for other states to follow suit.  Comments in this blog were provided by the […]

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How to Establish Paternity in Arizona

First and foremost, paternity is a legal term that is associated with the idea and designation of someone being the father of a child, and should you have any questions regarding a case such as this, don’t hesitate to reach out to Scottsdale paternity lawyer or Arizona paternity lawyer, Fruchtman Law Firm.   The general […]

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Lost my job. How do I pay Child Support?

The primary obligation of being a parent is your child’s needs. Therefore, if you have been ordered to pay child support, you are obligated to pay it. Your child’s needs do not cease just because you are no longer working.  Additionally, in Arizona, you can be charged with a crime for failing to pay child […]

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Can I be a Guardian When Not Related to the Child?

It is a disconcerting fact, a huge number of children are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. When a child does not have their biological parents, the court must assign a guardian. Depending on the situation, guardianship may be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. Ninety percent of the time, the […]

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