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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My Spouse Filed for Divorce- what do I do?

Whether you saw this coming over the course of years or whether it feels like a complete surprise, it is always a heart wrenching moment when your spouse tells you he or she wants a divorce. If you aren’t ready to give up on the marriage, you may feel trapped or pushed into it. You […]

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What does it mean to have “Joint Decision Making” parenting rights?

While many divorcing parents still think in terms of “sole custody” or “joint custody”, the terms used in Arizona law are actually “legal decision making power” and “parenting time”. This is not just a change of verbiage, but it is a shift in the way custody and parenting responsibilities are thought of by the court. […]

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My Spouse Wants to Adopt My Child From a Prior Relationship- Scottsdale Family Law Attorney

If you have remarried, you likely desire to make your new family complete by making sure your new spouse has full parental rights over your children. However, this is not a simple process. In order for a stepparent to adopt stepchildren, the other biological parent must either give their consent, or they must have lost […]

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In Loco Parentis- Is it an Option for Me? Scottsdale Family Law

Do you act as a parental figure for a child, and believe it would be in the child’s best interests to live with you? This is a very serious matter, because Arizona courts strongly favor biologic parent rights. However, as a Scottsdale family law attorney team we know that there are times when it is […]

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Division of Community Property During a Divorce- Scottsdale Divorce Attorney

Once it becomes clear that a divorce is imminent, one of the major concerns you will have is the way your property will be divided. Different laws will apply depending on the type of property, whether it is considered sole or community property. Read more and then consult the Law Office of Hope Fruchtman, a […]

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When to Seek an Annulment instead of a Divorce

Is an Annulment better than a divorce? An annulment can, in some situations, be preferable to a divorce because it erases the legal effects of the marriage. Instead of having continued legal ramifications, such as spousal support orders or divisions of assets, an annulment declares you were never legally married at all, and you return […]

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