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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Spousal Maintenance: What Does That Include?

Alimony, which in Arizona is known as spousal maintenance, pertains to the financial support of a former wife or husband. Anyone involved in this often complex issue will need legal help to ensure that the case is both valid and has been properly handled. This type of assistance can be obtained from the Fruchtman Law […]

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Interstate Custody Battles: Why You Need a Lawyer

If you are dealing with a custody battle that crosses over the line between two states, it is difficult. After all, you want to ensure you get justice for you and your children. However, you also have to do it in a smart way that gives you greatest number of options going forward. Therefore, you […]

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Is It Okay to Use the Same Attorney to Dissolve My Marriage as My Spouse?

You and your spouse may be in the process of a divorce. However, you may also still believe that you are mature and objective enough to remain friends. This is to say that you fully intend to come to a fair and equitable settlement that will satisfy the needs of both parties. You may even […]

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If My Spouse Fails to Make Child Support Payments Can I Withhold Parenting Time?

What can you do if your spouse fails to make child support payments on time? For some, the obvious answer is to make visitation contingent on making those payments. According to the attorneys at the Fruchtman Law Firm, though, withholding visitation is not only a bad way to get your child support payments, but a […]

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How an Attorney Can Help Your Marital Property Issues

Divorce is often an emotional event for everyone involved. The process can be relatively simple for those who have not been married long and have little marital property. However, that is not always the case, and things can be complicated very easily when there are certain circumstances. The truth about divorces is that they typically […]

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Parenting While Separated: How to Help Your Children

Separation and divorce can be very difficult for your children. While you may have ill feelings and animosity toward the other parent, it is important to take actions to serve your children’s best interest and limit their exposure to conflict. A Scottsdale AZ family attorney can provide legal advice about how to help your children […]

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