Premarital Agreements: Are they always valid?

Prenuptial agreements are entered into by a prospective couple contemplating marriage. The agreement is usually effected when the marriage finally takes off. The purpose of this agreement is to settle various issues that arise in the event of divorce, separation or death of either spouse. These issues include division of property, property distribution and child […]

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Domestic Violence in Child Custody Cases

If you are proceeding with a divorce in the hopes of escaping an abusive situation, every step can feel like a potential land-mine. This becomes even scarier when children are in the picture. Abusive partners can threaten, guilt, or blackmail you to get their desires, and keeping them around perpetuates an unhealthy environment for the […]

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Keeping Divorce Gossip Contained

There’s no way to stop the word from spreading. The moment you tell one person about an impending divorce, the news will leak through all your social circles. Whether it’s your supposedly professional work environment, the seemingly pious church group, or your trusted friends and family, somehow everyone will be talking about it. Soon, you’ll […]

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Legal Help in an Annulment: Is It Necessary?

Because of television and movies, a lot of people consider annulments the “less serious” version of a divorce. But it actually can be more difficult to secure an annulment than a divorce. This is because Arizona has “no-fault” divorce laws, in which a couple doesn’t have to state a reason for divorce. An annulment, on […]

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Modifying Divorce Terms: Simple or Complicated?

Contact an experienced Scottsdale Divorce Attorney TODAY! Once you have received a judge’s “Decree of Dissolution,” you are officially divorced in the state of Arizona. You are expected to adhere to the terms of the divorce, and those expectations can be legally enforced. However binding they are, though, they are not set in stone. In Arizona, […]

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Raising Grandchildren Can Be Challenging

If you find yourself facing the challenge of raising your grandchildren, you’re not alone. A growing number of grandparents across the country are raising little ones full-time, rather than spoiling them and sending them home. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy points out that grandparents are the sole caregivers of about 4.5 million […]

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Are There Reasonable Grounds to Terminate Parental Rights

At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman, we understand that in most cases, it is in the best interests of children and parents alike for the children to have regular access to both parents. After a divorce in most instances, both parents should be able to raise their children and make parenting decisions. This […]

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Three Things to Consider in a Gray Divorce

Everyone can learn from their elders, but sometimes the older generation might take a page out of their children’s and grandchildren’s books. The modern generation isn’t afraid to move on when a marriage is unbearable. In decades past, people would stay married even if they were miserable in their union. Why? For many reasons: Divorce […]

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What Can an Arizona Divorce Attorney Tell You About Your Divorce Options?

At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman, we understand how stressful it is when you start planning a divorce. On top of the emotional upheaval you are probably feeling right now, you might also feel confused, scared and overwhelmed. Do you have any options other than a litigated divorce process? Will a judge still […]

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Establishing Paternity in Arizona: Scottsdale Paternity Attorney

There are 4 ways to legally establish paternity in Arizona: If a couple is married ten months prior to the birth or the marriage ends less than ten months before the child is born, then the husband is automatically considered to be the father of the child. If unmarried, but the man signs the birth certificate, […]

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