Late in Life Divorce Considerations

Older couples can divorce for the same reasons as young couples, but there are certain issues facing late-life divorces rather than younger couples. These concerns can include: Health Retirement Losing parents and friends Even the unsettling loss of youth   At the Law Offices of Hope E. Fruchtman, our Scottsdale attorneys and staff are dedicated […]

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Considerations: Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Your fist priority in an abusive relationship is to get yourself and your kids to safety. But statistics indicate that the most dangerous time for women (most battered spouses or partners are women, but if you are a battered man, this advice applies to you as well) living with batterers is the point they leave […]

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Special Divorce Considerations in Arizona

At the Scottsdale family law firm of Hope E. Fruchtman, one of our main practice areas is divorce. It used to be that in order to get a divorce, the couple had to cite a reason for the divorce (e.g. adultery, abuse, the physical inability to engage in sexual intercourse, etc.) and one spouse had […]

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Adoption Option

At the Scottsdale family law firm, the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman, we specialize in all types of family law from divorce and prenuptial agreements to guardianship and adoption. We want to tell our readers about the different types of adoption available to grow your loving family.   Agency Adoptions Agency adoptions involve a […]

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Grandparents and Caretakers Rights

At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman, our Scottsdale family attorneys have helped many clients reunite with their family members. While it is a wonderful feeling to reunite with loved ones, many don’t know they have the opportunity. Grandparents, stepparents, and other caretakers often form deep and loving attachments with the children in their […]

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Dept. of Justice to Extend Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Marriages

Scottsdale family attorneys at the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman we like to keep our readers informed about updates in the field of family law. One of the most recent announcements regarding family law was the statement made Saturday, February 8th, 2014 by Attorney General Eric Holder that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would […]

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Name Changing After Divorce

Many spouses decide they want to change their name back to their former name or their birth name following a divorce. Many spouses want to change their children’s last names as well. At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman our Scottsdale, Arizona divorce attorneys have helped many people get their divorce, so we have […]

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Court Alternatives to Divorce

Divorces are tough. But even though you and your spouse have made a choice to end your marriage, it doesn’t have to be a battle. While going to court is an expensive, time-consuming option, there are other alternatives. The Scottsdale divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman have experience in all different […]

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Alimony vs. Child Support

Alimony is the legal obligation to provide spousal support after divorce. Traditionally alimony was paid by ex-husband to ex-wife, but since the move for gender equality beginning in the 1970s, there is acceptance that a husband may also be entitled to alimony from his former wife. Alimony dates back to ancient texts as far back […]

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Prenupt Agreements 101

Prenuptial agreements, or premarital agreements have an interesting reputation because of the forward approach to potential disintegration of a marriage. Some people are under the impression that prenuptial agreements expect a marriage to fail. This article is written with the intention to illuminate a few basic principles and features behind “prenupts”.   As implied in […]

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