Why You Should Consider an Attorney for an Interstate Custody Case

If you are involved in a custody dispute where the parents reside in different states, then there are complex laws that govern which state has the authority to issue custody orders. Even if there is an existing custody order, there may be complications with enforcing that order across state lines. For these reasons you should […]

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Adopting Your Stepchildren: The Process

In today’s world, many families consist of stepparents and stepchildren. In many cases, the stepparents become those adults who the stepchildren eventually come to think of as their true parents. As a result, adopting stepchildren is becoming a viable option within many families. But before doing so, many things must be considered. Along with making […]

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What Constitutes an Annulment in AZ?

Just like in other states, Arizona has laws pertaining to annulment. If you have decided you no longer want to be married to your spouse, you have this option if you prefer it to divorce. It’s helpful to know just what annulment means. What is an Annulment? An annulment is a way of legally ending […]

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How to Keep a Separation Agreement Fair During the Holidays for Your Children

If you and your spouse are planning to separate, one of your main focuses in on the children and how you both will be able to spend time with them. This can especially be an area of concern when holidays are considered. When you choose to separate, a separation agreement is created to document how […]

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Paternity Case Do’s and Don’ts

If you are involved in a paternity case, there are things you can do to improve your position on the case. Similarly, there are mistakes that you should avoid during the course of your case. For legal advice about what to do and what not to during your paternity case, contact Attorney Hope Fruchtman and […]

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In Loco Parentis: What a Case Entails

In Arizona, when a person who is not a natural parent to child seeks visitation rights, they may be able to claim in loco parentis status. In loco parentis means that the person held a position similar to a parent to a child and should have visitation rights. When this is established in court, the […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Parenting Time

When parents are separated and share custody, it is important to make the most of your parenting time. This is important for your children and the development of their relationship with you. By valuing your parenting time, you can potentially pursue modification of your child custody order in the future. For advice related to your […]

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Minor Guardianship: Why You Need a Lawyer For Your Case

Obtaining guardianship over a minor child requires compliance with certain procedures and findings from a court. When a person has guardianship over a child, then they have authority over the custody, care and control of the child. A guardianship provides certain rights and responsibilities. For assistance with minor guardianship cases, contact Attorney Hope Fruchtman and […]

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Arizona Child Support Case Do’s and Don’ts

Going through child custody and child support in Scottsdale AZ can be complicated and emotional. It’s important to handle the situation with the delicacy it deserves. Unfortunately, people can get caught up in the emotions. Here are some Arizona child support cases do’s and don’ts advice from Attorney Hope Fruchtman. Dos 1. Do work with […]

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Terminating Parental Rights: What to Do Next

When a case to terminate a parent’s rights is brought before a judge in family court, this petition is taken very seriously. When a parent’s rights are terminated, they can no longer make any decisions regarding the child, do not have any obligations to the child, and is removed from the birth certificate. Judges want […]

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